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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6346 - AN ACT GRANTING MISAMIS ORIENTAL RURAL ELECTRIC SERVICE COOPERATIVE, INC., (MORESCO), A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO ESTABLISH, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN FIXED POINT-TO-POINT AND LAND MOBILE RADIOTELEPHONE STATIONS FOR THE TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF WIRELESS MESSAGES TO AND FROM SAID STATIONS
Misamis Oriental Rural Electric Service Cooperative, Inc. (MORESCO) is
hereby granted a temporary permit to establish, operate and maintain
private fixed point-to-point and land-mobile radiotelephone stations in
Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental, and in other parts of the Philippines
where it maintains or may hereafter maintain offices for the operation
of its 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 its boats.
Sec. 2. The President of the Philippines shall have the power and authority to permit the construction, operation and maintenance of the said private fixed point-to-point radiotelephone stations on any land of the 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 shall start operation under said temporary permit within three years from the date of the approval of this Act.
Sec. 4. The grantee 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 and land-mobile 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 its business.
Sec. 5. The actual operation said private fixed point-to-point and land-mobile 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 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 shall hold the national, provincial, city and municipal governments of the Republic of the Philippines 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 the radiotelephone stations.
Sec. 9. 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 10. 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 11. The grantee shall not lease, transfer, grant the usufruct of, sell or assign this temporary permit or the rights, privileges acquired thereunder, to any person, firm, company, corporation or other commercial or legal entity, nor merge with any other person, company or corporation organized for the same purpose, without the approval and/or consent of the Congress of the Philippines.
SECTION 12. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Enacted without Executive
approval, June 19, 1971.