Ian Somerhalder arrives in Palawan

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 21 2012 10:42 AM | Updated as of May 22 2012 02:35 AM

MANILA, Philippines – American actor and model Ian Somerhalder arrived in El Nido, Palawan on Sunday noon.

The “Vampire Diaries” heartthrob arrived at the popular tourist destination on board a chartered flight.

He arrived in Manila last Saturday.

Somerhalder is in the country to endorse the men’s line of local clothing brand Penshoppe, placing him alongside Hollywood actors Zac Efron and Ed Westwick, and Thai superstar Mario Maurer.

In his latest tweet on Monday morning, Somerhalder expressed awe at the beautiful sights he has seen so far in Palawan. It was also reported that he rode the jeepney, the most popular mode of public transportation in the Philippines.

“Reporting live from some beautiful island in the Philippines where it's,on my time schedule, impossible to sleep past 5AM :( SO beautiful here,” the actor tweeted.

Somerhalder is expected to do a photo shoot for his endorsement of the clothing line.

He and his group are reportedly staying at Lagen Island. – with a report from Leila Gabinete, ABS-CBN News Palawan