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Webb , Freddie N.

November 24, 1942

Freddie N. Webb (born November 24, 1942 in Manila, Philippines) is a Filipino former senator, former congressman, former basketball player and coach. He is currently involved in television, movies and radio (as an actor, radio personality and sportscaster).

He completed his elementary education at San Beda College and his degree in Bachelor of Arts in English at Colegio de San Juan de Letran.

He is married to Elizabeth Pagaspas of Tanauan, Batangas with whom he has six children. He is the father of Hubert, Pinky, and Jason Webb (basketball player).

Basketball career[edit]

Webb first played for the Letran Knights and became a star for the team. After college he played for the YCO Painters in the Manila Industrial and Commercial Athletic Association and in the Tanduay Rhum Makers (1975-1978) in the Philippine Basketball Association. He was a member of the national basketball team that participated in the 1972 Summer Olympics. After retiring in 1978, Webb coached YCO-Tanduay (1981-1983) and Shell (1985) in the Philippine Basketball Association. He also coached the Letran Knights for one season in 1975 and finished the season as runner up to the Ateneo Blue Eagles.

Political life[edit]

Webb was elected in 1971 as city councilor in Pasay City, which he held up to 1978.

In 1987, Webb ran and won in the Philippine legislative elections as the representative of the lone district of Paranaque. From 1987 to 1988 he was awarded one of the Ten Outstanding Congressman of the Year Award. He sponsored the provisions creating the Sangguniang Kabataan in the Local Government Code of 1991.

In 1992, he was elected Senator for six-year term. As Senator, he held various chairmanships like Senate Committees/Committee on Health and Demography and the Committee on Games and Amusements. He also headed the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on AIDS and the Congressional Commission on Health. He authored, co-authored and steered into law, acts such as the National Health Insurance Act, (R.A.7875), The Hepatitis-B Immunization Act, (R.A. 7846), The Corneal Transplant Law, the Voluntary Blood Donation Act, (R.A.7719) and the Act Granting Benefits to Barangay Health Workers (R.A. 7883).

Acting and broadcasting career[edit]

Webb began a career in movies and television beginning from his days as a basketball player up to the present. He is also a radio personality and sportscaster.

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