PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5423 - AN ACT GRANTING PEDRO N. ROA A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO ESTABLISH, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN FIXED POINT-TO-POINT RADIOTELEPHONE STATIONS FOR THE TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF WIRELESS MESSAGES TO AND FROM SAID STATIONS
1. Pedro N. Roa, his successors or assigns, is hereby
granted a temporary permit to establish, operate and maintain private
fixed point-to-point radiotelephone stations in Cagayan de Oro City,
and in other part of the Philippines where it maintains or may
hereafter maintain offices or establishments for the operation of his
logging and sawmill business, subject to the approval of the Secretary
of Public Works and Communications, for the transmission and reception
of wireless messages to and from said stations, including his vehicles
Sec. 2. The President of the Philippines hall have the power and authority to permit the construction, maintenance and operation of the said private fixed point-to-point radiotelephone stations on any land of public domain upon such terms as he may prescribe.
Sec. 3. The temporary permit granted under this Act shall continue to be in force while the Government has not established similar service at places hereinabove stated, and subject to the condition that the grantee, his successors or assigns, shall start operation under said temporary permit within three years from the date of the approval of this Act.
Sec. 4. The grantee, his successors or assigns, shall not engage in domestic business of telecommunications in the Philippines, it being understood that the temporary permit granted under this Act merely secures the right of the grantee to establish, operate and maintain private fixed point-to-point radiotelephone stations at the places hereinabove stated for no other purposes than to promote, protect and subserve the interests of the grantee in the conduct of his logging and sawmill business.
Sec. 5. The actual operation of said private fixed point-to-point radiotelephone stations shall not commence until after the Secretary of Public Works and Communications shall have allotted to the grantee the frequencies and wave lengths to be used thereunder.
Sec. 6. No fees shall be charged by the grantee as the radiotelephone stations that may be established by virtue of this Act shall engage in communications regarding the grantee's business only.
Sec. 7. The grantee, his successors or assigns, shall so construct and operate such stations as not to interfere with the operation of other radio stations maintained and operated in the Philippines.
Sec. 8. The grantee, his successors or assigns, shall hold the national, provincial, city and municipal governments of the Republic of the Philippines harmless from all claims, accounts, demands or action arising out of accidents or injuries, whether to property or persons, cause by the construction or operation of the radiotelephone stations.
Sec. 9. The grantee, his successors or assigns, shall be subject to the corporation laws of the Philippines now existing or which may hereafter be enacted.
SECTION 10. A special right is hereby reserved to the President of the Philippines in time of war, rebellion, public peril or other national emergency and when public safety requires, to cause the closing of the grantee's radiotelephone station or stations or to authorize the use or possession thereof by any department of the Government without compensation to the grantee for the use of said stations during the continuance of the national emergency.
SECTION 11. The temporary permit granted under this Act shall be subject to amendment, alteration or repeal by the Congress of the Philippines when the public interest so requires, and shall not be interpreted as an exclusive grant of privileges herein provided for.
SECTION 12. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Enacted without Executive
approval, June 15, 1968.