Summer of 2007 brought new and exciting challenges for the management and staff of Poracay Resort. Aside from the tremendous reservations and bookings made (where they enjoyed full occupancy especially on the villas and cottages), for once again, their resort was featured on national television. 100% Pinoy, a GMA-7 weekly program geared towards highlighting the Filipino culture and lifestyle, chose Poracay Resort as one of the featured summer destinations in one of their episodes aired last May.
Each year, Filipinos look forward to summer outings so they can wear their new outfits, bathe under the sun, sip cool drinks and take a dip in beaches or pools. This is part of the Pinoy lifestyle. Thus, the program found it appropriate to show this to its televiewers. This is not the first time that Poracay has been featured in a television program. However, this particular shoot has showcased more facilities in the resort, as the latest developments were completed. Its owners are optimistic that in the coming months and years, Poracay will be given more exposures in different media as they intend to continually develop the property and intensify their marketing efforts.
National Broadcasting Network (NBN Channel 4) is the official government TV station in the Philippines. One of its programs, The Good Morning Show, aired from Mondays to Fridays at 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and on Saturdays at 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., has featured Poracay Resort for two (2) consecutive years now, and the shoot has always been on a Good Friday. The episode is then aired the following week, with the happenings of Filipinos on Holy Week as the episode's central theme.
Last May 27-28, 2006, the 1st Gov. Mark T. Lapid's Offroad Challenge in Pampanga was held at the Manibaug, Pasig Bridge, in association with the Land Cruiser Club of the Philippines (Pampanga Chapter). Being in close proximity to the event's venue, Poracay Resort was tapped for the
The popular morning show of GMA 7 has invaded Poracay Resort this January. Among the GMA artists who went were sexy and sultry Regine Tolentino and funny man host Eagle. A song number was also rendered by Glaiza De Castro, one of the casts of Asian Treasures, while it was being aired live on the said morning show.
Production staff has requested its owner, Mrs. Lerma Ayson, to prepare the best of Kapampangan delicacies and dishes, which were also featured on the show, aside from Poracay's scenic beauty. Being a true-blooded Kapampangan and a good cook, Mrs. Ayson prepared boboto (tamales) and tidtad (dinuguan), among others. The feature hit two birds in one stone (so to speak), as Poracay was promoted as a vacation getaway and Kapampangan cooking was once again praised.