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ACT NO. 4839
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4839 - AN ACT
GRANTING JOSE P. CRUZ A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE AN
ICE PLANT AND COLD STORAGE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF MALABON, PROVINCE OF
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1. Subject to the terms and conditions established in
this Act and Commonwealth Act Numbered One hundred forty-six, as
amended, and to the provisions of the constitution, there is granted to
Jose P. Cruz for a period of twenty-five years from the approval of
this Act, the right, privilege and authority to construct, maintain and
operate an ice plant and cold storage in the Municipality of Malabon,
Province of Rizal, for the purpose of manufacturing ice for
distribution and sale, and for supplying cold storage in the cities of
Caloocan and Manila; and in the Municipality of Navotas, Province of
Rizal and in the Municipality of Polo, Province of Bulacan and to
charge and collect a schedule of prices and rates therefor which
schedule shall at all times be subject to regulation by the Public
Service Commission or its legal successor.
Sec. 2. The grantee shall manufacture and supply
ice up to the limit of the capacity of his plant, said limit to be
determined by the Public Service Commission.
Sec. 3. All the apparatus and appurtenances to be
used by the grantee shall be modern, safe and first class in every
respect, and the grantee shall, whenever the Public Service Commission
shall determine that public interest reasonably requires it, change or
alter any of his apparatus and appurtenances at the grantee's expense.
Sec. 4. If the grantee shall not commence the
construction of the ice plant and cold storage within two years from
the approval of this Act, unless prevented by an act of God or force
majeure, martial law, riot, civil commotion, usurpation by a military
power or any other cause beyond the grantee's control, this franchise
shall become null and void.
Sec. 5. This franchise is granted with the
understanding and upon the condition that it shall be subject to
amendment, alteration, or repeal by the Congress of the Philippines
when the public interest so requires.
Sec. 6. The books, records and accounts of the
grantee shall always be open to the inspection of the Auditor General
or his authorized representatives, and it shall be the duty of the
grantee to submit to the Auditor General quarterly reports in duplicate
showing the gross receipts for the quarter past.
Sec. 7. In the event of any competing person,
natural or juridical receiving from the Congress of the Philippines a
similar franchise in which there shall be any term or terms more
favorable than those herein granted or tending to place the herein
grantee at any disadvantage, then such term or terms shall ipso facto
became a part of the terms hereof and shall operate equally in favor of
the grantee as in the case of such competing person.
Sec. 8. This Act shall take effect upon its
Approved: June 18, 1966
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