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The Webb Family’s Sticky Business

THE BALLIN’ WEBBS: Freddie, Jason and Joshua.

TOTOO naman ’yun (It’s true),” deadpans Freddie Webb when told that he was undisputably better at basketball than his progenies—grandson Joshua and son Jason who have similarly excelled at the sport that first made the 72-year-old Webb patriarch a household name in the 1970s. No, he amends. “I’m just kidding.” The comparison is inevitable, now […]

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

The one-handed warrior

Sampaga stands tall despite her deformity (PDI Photo/Jilson Seckler Tiu)

Varsity player Marie Fe Sampaga admits the teasing still gets to her. When a player from the rival team called her “putol” (chopped) in a recent game, Sampaga recalls it took a lot of restraint for her not to hit back.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Ali Peek: Like ‘The Incredible Hulk’ without the attitude

Peek in his former profession of basketball buiser (PDI File Photo/August de la Cruz)

He’s been described as a “He-Man action figure,” a statue come to life.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Baseball Brothers

BATTING BATTLE: The Ramos brothers Kenneth and Kevin John as comrades and competitors. PDI Photo/Jilson Seckler Tiu

Their brotherly affection hardly dampens their competitive fire. But the Laurel and Ramos siblings, the two sets of baseball brothers playing on opposite sides of the country’s fiercest school rivalry, admit it can get tough when a championship is on the line.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

The Girl with the Strut & Stroke Beyond her Years


Friends remember how, four years ago, Karyn Cecilia “Chibby” Velez abruptly bid goodbye to them to leave for an elite badminton camp overseas.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »