Efren "Bata" Reyes airs his story after video of 'arrest' went viral on social media

Efren "Bata" Reyes airs his story after video of 'arrest' went viral on social media

- Efren "Bata" Reyes finally gives an interview after a video of his arrest went viral on social media

- He said that he was not arrested but he was requested to accompany the players to the barangay hall

- Reyes said that they were also not detained but were simply reprimanded

- He also stated that he was invited to the pool game and was under the assumption that the game had a permit

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Efren "Bata" Reyes faced the cameras after the video of his alleged arrest went viral on social media.

Efren Bata Reyes airs his story after video of his 'arrest' went viral on socmed
Filipino superstar Efren Reyes competes in the World 9-Ball Pool Championship in Doha. (Photo: Vinod Divakaran/Wikimedia Commons)
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The video spread like wildfire and has elicited a number of comments from netizens.

In GMA News report, Reyes stated that they were not arrested per se but they were simply brought to the barangay hall and got reprimanded.

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According to Reyes, they were also allowed to go home shortly after being reprimanded.

He also explained that he was invited to the game and thought that it already obtained a permit.

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Efren "Bata" Manalang Reyes OLD PLH is a Filipino professional pool player. Reyes is a winner of over 70 international titles, Reyes was the first player to win world championships in two different pool disciplines.

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Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes recently made headlines for allegedly being "arrested" in San Pedro, Laguna. This was after he was seen participating in an unsanctioned game of billiards on March 11. A video of the said incident, showing the Billiards Legend’s supposed arrest, likewise went viral. The spokesperson of Laguna provincial police then clarified that Reyes was not arrested in the raid.

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Efren Bata Reyes was caught and arrested earlier this week on March 11, Thursday. The Billiards Legend was arrested after he was seen participating in an unsanctioned game of billiards. A video of the Filipino Pool Icon getting caught and arrested has recently gone viral on social media as well. The said video also earned several comments and reactions from netizens.

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