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Efren Bata Reyes allegedly arrested over COVID-19 health protocol violation

Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes was allegedly arrested in San Pedro, Laguna after getting caught playing billiards amid the pandemic, Dobol B TV reported on Sunday.

The game is currently prohibited according to health protocols.

As seen in the video circulating online, the billiard champ, his opponent, and others who were at the billiard hall were arrested and brought to barangay officers.

According to the report, Reyes is a senior citizen, which means he is not allowed to go outside of his home, unless for essential activities.

He is also seen not wearing a face mask.

Last year, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) allowed only non-contact sports such as badminton and tennis in areas under general community quarantine.

The government also allowed practices and conditioning for basketball and football as it granted the appeals of the Philippine Basketball Association and football associations.

Super Radyo dzBB is trying to reach Reyes for his side, the report said. — LA, GMA News