After all, our country has renowed cue masters and Billiard Hall Of Famers like Efren "Bata" Reyes, Django Bustamante, and your grandpa's idol, Amang Parica. We've also produced world champions like Dennis Orcullo and Ronnie Alcano.
And if you search Manila's nooks and crannies, there's no doubt you'll spot billiards halls or even just makeshift pool tables in the same way we find DIY b-ball courts in numerous corners of our city.
Not that we're claiming to be perfect billiards scouts but, given our familiarity with the sport, we say we can easily spot legit talent for the sport. Speaking of which, 14-year-old Matthew "The Stinger" Webber has loads.
Proof? The GIFs below serve as a glimpse of his resume:
The billiards prodigy, who's currently residing in Indiana, was taught the sport by his father. And, according to this interview, the kid has now learned over 200 trick shots on his own without a single drop of formal training. In kanto-speak, that's what you call pangdayo, FHM friends.
At a young age, the pool trickster has already earned a sponsorship from Jacoby Custom Cues and is the youngest cue player to be recognized by the Wisconsin Artistic Pool Player Association (WAPPA).
Aside from trick shots, Matthew also loves playing the eight- and nine-ball formats. We still don't know who gave him "The Stinger" monicker, but we really think the nickname "Boy Pektus" suits him more. Look:
Unless the kid finds another sport to love, it's quite obvious that he'll have a very bright future on the pool table. You can like his Facebook account or follow him on Instagram (@stinger_trickshots) to see more of his impressive billiards magic.
Or you can simply press play on the video below: