MANILA, Philippines – Hubert Webb, son of former senator Freddie Webb and an acquitted suspect in the sensational Vizconde massacre case, is running for city councilor of Parañaque’s 1st district in the 2016 elections.
Webb filed his certificate of candidacy around 12:19 pm Wednesday, October 14, Parañaque City election officer Kimberley Jot Alzate-Cu confirmed with Rappler on Thursday, October 15.
Cu said Webb arrived with supporters rooting for his candidacy.
After 15 years of imprisonment for allegedly killing Lauro Vizconde’s wife and daughters in 1991, Webb and six others were acquitted by the Supreme Court (SC) in 2010.
According to the SC, the prosecution failed to prove the suspects’ guilt beyond reasonable doubt.
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno herself voted in favor of the acquittal, according to a GMA News report.
Other justices who voted for Webb’s acquittal were Lucas Bersamin, Diosdado Peralta, Jose Mendoza, Jose Perez, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, and retired Associate Justice Roberto Abad.
Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, who testified in favor of Webb when he was still in private practice, inhibited himself from the case. – Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler.com
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