MANILA, Philippines - Hubert Webb, one of seven acquitted in the Vizconde massacre case, had hoped to leave the country recently but was denied a visa.
Webb was at the Board of Claims of the Department of Justice to process his claim for unjust imprisonment. He is entitled to P60,000 monetary claims under the DoJ's Victims Compensation Program, the ceiling allowed under Republic Act 7309 or "An act Creating a Board of Claims under DOJ for unjust imprisonment or detention and victims of violent crimes."
Webb said his visa was denied because he had overstayed in America in 1992.
Asked about the reinvestigation of the Vizconde massacre case, which kept him detained at the New Bilibid Prison since 1995, Webb expressed hope that new witnesses to the case would come out and testify. Report by Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News