Freddie Nelle Webb (born November 24, 1942) is a Filipino former senator, congressman, and basketball player and coach. He is currently involved in television, movies and radio (as an actor, radio personality and sportscaster).
Freddie N. Webb
|Senator of the Philippines|
June 30, 1992 – June 30, 1998
|Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Parañaque's Lone District|
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1992
|Preceded by||Post created|
|Succeeded by||Roilo Golez|
|Member of the Pasay City Council|
December 30, 1971 – 1978
Freddie Nelle Webb
November 24, 1942
Manila, Commonwealth of the Philippines
|Political party||Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino|
|Children||6 (including Pinky, Jason, and Hubert)|
|College||Colegio de San Juan de Letran|
|1976–1978||Tanduay Rhum Makers|
Webb first played for the Letran Knights (1960–1964) and became a star for the team. After college, he played in the MICAA with the YCO Painters (1965–1975) and in the PBA with the Tanduay Rhum Makers (1976–1978).
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.
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 Parañaque. 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 careerEdit
Webb began a career in movies and television from his days as a basketball player up to the present. He is also a radio personality and sportscaster.
After the declaration of Martial Law in 1972, Webb hosted the daily show Pa-bandying, Bandying in 1973 over RPN-9. But he became a household name when he was cast as Jimmy Capistrano, the modelling and talent agency proprietor in IBC-13's Chicks to Chicks in 1979. He was paired with comedienne Nova Villa, who was Ines Capistrano, the wacky housewife of Jimmy Capistrano. Their team-up was hilariously accepted and where the funny line "Sweetheart, ligo na tayo" ("Sweetheart, let's take a bath"), started.
|2019||Maria||Ricardo Dela Vega||Viva Films|
|2018||Three Words to Forever||Cito Andrada||Star Cinema|
|2016||Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers||M-Zet Productions, APT Entertainment, OctoArts Films|
|2016||Love Me Tomorrow||Manuel Monteclaro||Star Cinema|
|2016||This Time||Melchor Martinez||Viva Films|
|2015||The Prenup||Alfonso Billones||Regal Films|
|2015||Etiquette for Mistresses||Roberto "Bob" Mariano||Star Cinema|
|2015||You're My Boss||Sir Albert||Star Cinema|
|2015||Liwanag Sa Dilim||Police Officer||APT Entertainment|
|2014||1st Ko Si 3rd||Third Rodriguez||Cinemalaya Productions, Real Films, Central Digital Lab Entertainment|
|2013||Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo?||Don Antonio Prieto||Star Cinema|
|2012||Every Breath U Take||Pepe||Star Cinema|
|1985||Magchumicap Ka||Seiko Films|
|1984||Tender Age||Regal Films|
|1982||Pamilya Dimagiba||Day Films|
|1980||Problem Child||Regal Films|
|1980||Wanted Wives||Sining Silangan Productions|
|1976||Walang Pagkalupig||D Victor Productions|
|1973||Johnny Jokor||Juver Productions|
|1973||Sikaran Boxer||Prima Productions|
|1972||The Snatcher||MVM Productions|
|1971||Dimasupil Brothers||FPJ Productions|
- Rodriguez, Isa (December 18, 2015). "Blast From The Past: Do You Remember These Old Filipino TV Shows?". When in Manila. Retrieved February 1, 2019.