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ACT NO. 5812
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5812 - AN
ACT GRANTING VILLA ESCUDERO CORPORATION (VESCO) A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO
CONSTRUCT, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT,
LAND-BASED, LAND-MOBILE, AERONAUTICAL AND MARINE-BORNE RADIO STATIONS
FOR THE TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE
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1. There is hereby granted Villa Escudero Corporation
(VESCO) a temporary permit to construct, operate and maintain in the
Philippines, at the following places, to wit: main at San Pablo City,
Manila, Lucena City, Tiaong, Province of Quezon, vehicles of the
corporation, and such other places as the grantee may select, subject
to the approval of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications or
any competent authority who is or shall be authorized to give said
approval, private fixed point-to-point, land based, land mobile,
aeronautical and marine-borne radio stations, or any combination of
them, for the transmission and reception of wireless messages on
radiotelegraphy or radiotelephony, each station to consist of two radio
apparatus comprising of sending and a receiving set.
Sec. 2. The President of the Philippines shall
have the power and authority to permit the location of said private
fixed point-to-point, land based, land mobile, aeronautical and
marine-borne radio stations or any of them on the public domain upon
such terms as he may prescribe.
Sec. 3. The grantee shall not engage in domestic
business of telecommunications in the Philippines without further
special assent of the Congress of the Philippines, it being understood
that the purpose of this temporary permit is to secure to the grantee
the right to construct, operate and maintain such radio stations at
places in the Philippines as its interest and that of its trade and
business may require.
Sec. 4. A special right is hereby reserved to the
President of the Philippines in time of war, insurrection, emergency,
calamity or disaster, to cause to closing of the grantee's stations or
to authorize the temporary use or possession thereof by any department
of the Government upon payment of just compensation.
Sec. 5. No fees shall be charged by the grantee as
the radio stations that may be established by virtue of this Act shall
engage in communications regarding the grantee's business only.
Sec. 6. The grantee shall so construct and operate
its radio stations as not to interfere with the operation of other
radio stations operated and maintained in the Philippines.
Sec. 7. The grantee shall hold the national,
provincial, city and municipal governments harmless from all claims,
accounts, demands, or actions arising out of accidents or injuries
whether to property or to persons, caused by the construction or
operation of its radio stations.
Sec. 8. The grantee shall be subject to the
corporation laws of the Philippines now existing or hereafter enacted.
Sec. 9. The grantee is authorized to operate its
private fixed point-to-point, land based, land mobile, aeronautical and
marine-borne radio stations in the medium frequency, high frequency and
very high frequency that may be assigned to it by the licensing
SECTION 10. This temporary permit 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 the privilege herein provided for.
SECTION 11. Whenever in this temporary permit the
term "grantee" is used, it shall be held to mean and represent Villa
Escudero Corporation (VESCO), its successors or assigns.
SECTION 12. This Act shall take effect upon its
Enacted without Executive
approval, June 21, 1969.
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