He is a no-nonsense kind of guy. But don’t take it as an indication that he cannot or won’t enjoy some of life’s simple (or guilty) pleasures. In fact, he was quite relaxed and sociable enough during the birthday bash of Mister International 2014 Neil Perez last Monday night. He will definitely not qualify as your typical party-goer, but trust PO1 Don Mcgyver Cochico to have the right way of adjusting himself to the call of very informal situations. After all, he is a Misters 2015 Official Candidate ready to represent Sta. Cruz, Manila.
This Police Officer – while born with good looks/physique and a competitive height to match – does not dwell on his physical assets to pull his weight around work at the Polygraph Division of the Crime Laboratory Group. In fact, he continuously does the opposite. He always makes a sincere effort to display his professionalism and would – as much as possible – do his duties “incognito” (for lack of a better word to reflect figurative invisibility).
courtesy of GMA News and Public Affairs
During the screening interview, I can vividly remember this guy telling us that he functions with a sequential mind, as it comes with the work territory. So I asked him in a questioned reply if he also thinks and moves by the numbers in everything else that he does outside. With a hint of smile on his face, he admitted to having the tendency but not to the point of getting OC (obsessive-compulsive) about it.
Read his Q&A below and maybe you can size him up better than how I was able to profile him.
My friends call me McDo. One fact about me is I’m an only child but im proud to say i was never spoiled. As a Police Officer, I always impose self discipline to set a good example to others but don’t get me wrong. I also like to have fun specially with my family and friends (hahaha). I like playing basketball, running and I love working out. I’m a risk taker and i always give my 100% effort in everything that I do.
2) As one of the candidates, what image do you want to show the others?
I want to show them that I can be their friend or even a big brother. Besides this being a competetion, I wanna show them that the most important part of this pageant is having fun ;).
3) In Miss Universe, a popular running line is “yellow is the color of joy”. What color best represents you?
Black means elegance, sophistication, formality, power and strength. I believe that this color best fits my personality.
4) Not everyone can win a special award in the competition, but if you are qualified for the following, which would you prefer to win: Mister Friendship or Mister Talent?
Without a doubt Mister Friendship, because that’s how I was raised and I believe that being loved by people is much more important.
I’ll just do what I (would) normally do, and that is doing good and helping others. For I believe that when you do good to others, greater things will happen.
6. How do you expect your life to change after being named an Official Candidate of Misters of Pilipinas 2015?
Actually this is my first my time to join a pageant so I really don’t know what to expect. Right now, I’m just enjoying every bit of this moment. And im definitely having fun :).
7) Any message to your followers, Mcdo?
Thank you for your support. I’ll definitely do my best in this competition. You are all my inspiration. I (would) also like to express my gratitude to my PNP family for their never ending support.
So what say you, dear readers? Can he hold a candle alongside his PNP colleague PO2 Mariano Flormata, Jr. (aka Neil Perez) or could he be an improved version of the profession that has now become a good source of contenders for the title? 🙂