By Robert R. Requintina
A police officer who won the first Mr. International 2014 title in South Korea was rushed to the hospital following a motorcycle accident in Manila Friday.
Police Officer 3 Neil Perez, a bomb explosives technician at the Aviation Security Group, suffered bruises and cuts in the body as a result of the accident. Doctors said Perez did not break any bones.
Jonas Gaffud, mentor of Perez under Empire Talent, said on Instagram that the pageant cop briefly lost his memory and underwent CT scan. Perez is already in stable condition, Gaffud said.
Eton Concepcion, a civilian employee assigned at the Community Relations Group of the PNP and a close friend of Perez, said three children saved Perez from death and further injuries as he laid unconscious on the road after the accident.
Concepcion said the three teenagers reportedly stopped a truck from running over the unconscious Perez. The three teenagers reportedly took Perez home on board a tricycle.
Perez suffered a bruised eye. He can move but has a vague recollection of what happened, Concepcion added.
But the family and friends of Perez lost track of the three teenagers on their way to the hospital, he said.
Concepcion said Perez is thankful for his second life.