Freddie Webb was born on November 24, 1942 in Manila. He completed his elementary education at the San Beda College and his degree in Bachelor of Arts in English at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Intramuros.
A distinguished sportsman and TV personality, Webb was a member of the YCO Painters Team in the 70's and was part of the Philippine Basketball team in the 1972 Munich Olympics. He mentored the Tanduay and Shell Teams in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
Webb began his public service with his election in 1971 as Councilor of Pasay City up to 1978. After the EDSA Revolution, he ran in the 1987 congressional elections, and won 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 a lawmaker 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).
Senator Webb married Elizabeth Pagaspas of Tanauan, Batangas with whom he has six children.