Police officer and Mister International 2014 Neil Perez figured in a motorcycle accident Friday night.
He was on his way home from a fashion event in Tondo when a truck swiped the motorcycle he was riding along Delpan Street in Tondo, Manila.
According to Neil, he was rescued by three teenage boys who was present at the scene of the accident. The boys brought him to his house via a tricycle.
“May tatlong bata na naghatid sa akin sa bahay. Kuwento ng mga bata, nung paandar daw ako, may dumaan sa kaliwa ko na truck, iniwasan ko daw. Noong nakita nila na may kasunod na isa pang truck, pinigil nung tatlong bata ‘yung truck tapos inalalayan ako ng mga bata,” he said in an interview.
He was confined at the Metropolita Manila Medical Center. He suffered from temporary memory loss but has already recovered.
Meanwhile, the police officer-turned-model expressed his gratitude for the overwhelming support he got from his family, friends and fans.
“Ang hindi ko makakalimutan, ‘yung pagmamahal sa iyo ng mga tao na hindi mo akalain. Paggising mo nandiyan sila. Pagbukas ko ng Facebook ko, nagulat ako. Ang dami pala nagmamahal sa akin,” he said.
Neil is currently on leave for a week more due to the accident.
When he has fully recovered, he promised to look for the three boys who helped him to thank them personally.
He will also be celebrating his birthday next month and he hopes to spend it with a charity event for kids.