President Noynoy Aquino Surpasses Michelle Obama in Facebook Fans

by Eric Pena on July 4, 2010

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Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino IIIWhile Lady Gaga has beaten U.S. President Barack Obama in acquiring 10 million fans or “Likes” on Facebook, the new Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” S. Aquino III has surpassed Michelle Obama to become the third Politician in the world with the most number of Facebook fans at over 1.5 million.

President Aquino has been a phenomenal success in the social networking site since he started his unexpected presidential run in September of last year—thanks mainly to a well organized and highly talented new media volunteer group. From zero Facebook fans in September 1, 2009, his fan page gained over 1.3 million fans in just six months. The last few months prior to elections, the fan page was gaining around 12 thousand new fans a day. It could have even gained more if not for a technical problem in Facebook that saw an unusual and rapid decrease of fans three weeks before the actual voting.

After President Aquino’s inauguration in June 30, 2010, where he gave a resounding speech that resonated among the Filipino people, a renewed interest along with a renewed hope saw a huge number of people “Liking” his fan page. Since then, his Facebook page has gained an average of around 20 thousand fans daily.

Facebook rank for politicians

Facebook ranking for "Politicians" as of July 3, 2010. Source:

Facebook daily page rank of politicians

Facebook's daily page rank of "Politicians" on July 3, 2010. Source:

At the rate his Facebook page is going, he’s on his way to dislodge Sarah Palin at #2 in a month. Do you think Noynoy can reach 2 million Facebook fans before Sarah does?

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 yodz July 4, 2010 at 8:42 am

Does it mean anything? I think there's nothing unusual on it. It's like those surveys — always fluctuating depending on people's mood.

2 Winziph July 14, 2010 at 4:12 pm

isa lang masasabi ko, ang lakas talaga ng hatak ng mga pinoy especially online. twitter pa lang in a matter of minutes eh twitter trend agad pag pinoy nag simula.

3 Ret October 23, 2010 at 7:25 am

As of this date it’s 2,162,957 for Noy and 2,341,022 for Sarah. It’s close but I think our president had surpassed the girl if not only for the hostage taking crisis.

4 Notjudith Dex September 6, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Quite convincing! Thanks.

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