Si Efren “Bata” Reyes ay kilala sa buong mundo dahil sa kahusayan niya sa paglalaro ng Billiard at ilang beses na din itong naging kampyon.
Filipino pool legend Efren “Bata” Reyes became the talk of the town anew after being involved in a viral video circulating on social media, this time being caught by the police and barangay officials while playing billiards amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The video showed the police confiscating several pool equipment and calling out players, including Reyes, and spectators who were present at a certain billiards place in San Pedro, Laguna.
Call it a longing for the sport but the police claimed that the gathering was held “without permit,” as suggested by the video.
A certain policeman, who was rounding up the spectators, can also be seen armed with an assault rifle and clad in a black “SWAT” uniform.
Those gathered were also warned not to run away from them as officials stressed that the matter should be settled at the barangay hall after the breach of strict quarantine and health protocols.
At the end of video, which lasted for about two minutes and 40 seconds, the police shifted their tone in a more furious voice as other spectators seemed not to cooperate with them.
In a separate clip, the 66-year-old Reyes, wearing the same polo shirt, can be seen playing against a certain man who was wearing a face mask.