Born in August 26, 1954 is Filipino pool player who won two world championship awards.
At the age of 5 they moved to Manila with his family. As a child he worked as an attendant at his uncle’s billiard place. He then learned the sport. He was not a tall person and so he played while standing on a softdrink cases. During nightime, he makes one of his uncle’s pool table his bed.
He was dubbed as ‘bata’ which is ‘kid’ because there was another pool player named Efren when he was young, so to avoid confusion, he was addresed by this name.