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ACT NO. 6383
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6383 - AN ACT
GRANTING GIL L. MATIAS A FRANCHISE TO ESTABLISH, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN
DOMESTIC PUBLIC FIXED POINT-TO-POINT, PUBLIC COASTAL, PUBLIC
LAND-BASED, AND LAND-MOBILE RADIO STATIONS FOR THE RECEPTION AND
TRANSMISSION OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES
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Subject to the provisions of the Constitution and the provision of Act
Numbered Three thousand eight hundred and forty-six, entitled "An Act
providing for the regulation of radio stations and radio communications
in the Philippine Islands and for other purposes", Commonwealth Act
Numbered One hundred forty-six, known as the Public Service Act, and
their amendments and other applicable laws, there is hereby granted to
Gil L. Matias, his successors or assigns, hereunder referred to as the
grantee a franchise to construct, establish, operate and maintain in
the Philippines at such places as the grantee may select subject to the
approval of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications, public
fixed point-to-point, public coastal marine service, public land-based
and land-mobile radio stations for the reception or transmission of
wireless messages on radiotelegraph and/or radiotelephone, and
radioteletype, and radiophoto with the corresponding relay station for
the reception and transmission of wireless messages to be provided with
radio transmitting apparatus and radio receiving apparatus.
Sec. 2. A special right is reserved to the
President of the Philippines in times of war, rebellion, public peril,
calamity, disaster or disturbance of peace and order, to take over and
operate the said stations or to authorize the temporary use and
operation thereof by any department of the government without
compensating the grantee for the use of said stations during the period
when they shall be so operated.
Sec. 3. The President of the Philippines shall
have the power and authority to permit the construction of said
stations or any of them on any land of the public domain upon such
terms and conditions as he may prescribe.
Sec. 4. The franchise shall not take effect until
the Secretary of Public Works and Communications shall have allotted to
the grantee frequencies and wave lengths to be used thereunder.
Sec. 5. The grantee shall so construct and operate
his radio stations as not to interfere with the operation of other
radio stations maintained and operated in the Philippines and to permit
the expansion of the grantee's services.
Sec. 6. The grantee shall not lease, transfer,
grant the usufruct of, sell or assign this franchise 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.
Sec. 7. In consideration of the franchise and
rights hereby granted, the grantee shall pay a franchise tax equal to
five per centum of gross earnings under this franchise, three per
centum shall accrue to the national government and two per centum to
the municipality where the franchise is being operated.
Sec. 8. The franchise hereby granted shall be
subject to amendment, alteration, or repeal by the Congress of the
Philippines when the public interest so requires.
Sec. 9. The franchise shall continue for a period
of twenty-five years from the date the first of said stations shall be
placed in operation and is granted upon the express condition that the
same shall be void unless the construction of at least one of said
stations be begun within two years from the date of the approval of
SECTION 10. No private property shall be taken for
any purpose by the grantee without proper condemnation proceedings and
just compensation paid or tendered therefore, and any authority to take
and occupy land contained herein shall not apply to the taking, use, or
occupation of any land such as is required for the actual necessary
purposes for which this franchise is granted.
SECTION 11. The grantee shall hold the national,
provincial, and municipal governments of the Philippines free 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 stations of the grantee.
SECTION 12. In consideration of this franchise the
grantee shall offer free of charge the use of the base station to be
installed in Barrio Sayong, Municipality of San Francisco, Province of
Quezon as a humanitarian act to ensure the speedy medical care and
attention of the sick, the injured and wounded considering the place as
remote; and for the immediate communication between the said
municipality and the proper authorities for the detection of crimes
such as cattle rustling and piracy, and the apprehension of criminals.
SECTION 13. This Act shall take effect upon its
Enacted without Executive
approval, August 16, 1971.
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