PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 2994 - AN ACT
GRANTING THE PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT LINES, INC., A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO
CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT AND
PRIVATE COASTAL RADIO STATIONS FOR THE RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF
RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES
1. There is hereby granted to the Philippine
President Lines, Inc., its successors or assigns, a temporary permit to
construct, maintain and operate in the Philippines, at the following
places, to wit: Main office � Manila City; Cacao, Province of
Cavite; Dalupiri Island, Province of Cagayan; Nasipit, Province of
Agusan; Tungao, Province of Agusan; Camp Carmelita, Coron Island,
Province of Palawan; Bugo, Province of Misamis Oriental; Ozamiz City,
Province of Misamis Occidental; Del Monte, Province of Bukidnon; ships
of the Philippine President Lines, Inc., and such places as the said
grantee may select, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Public
Works and Communications, private fixed point-to-point and private
coastal radio stations for the reception and transmission of wireless
messages on radiotelegraphy or radiotelephony, each station to be
provided with a radio transmitting apparatus and a radio receiving
Sec. 2. The President of the Philippines shall have the power and authority to permit the location of said private fixed point-to-point and private coastal radio stations or any of them on lands of the public domain upon such terms as he may prescribe.
Sec. 3. This temporary permit shall continue to be in force during the time that the Government has not established similar service at the places selected by the grantee, and is granted upon the express condition that the same shall be void unless the construction of said stations be begun within two years from the date of approval of this Act and be completed within four years from said date.
Sec. 4. The grantee, its successors or assigns, 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, maintain and operate private fixed point-to-point and private coastal radio stations at such places within the Philippines as the interest of the grantee and of its trade and business may justify.
Sec. 5. This temporary permit shall not take effect until the Secretary of Public Works and Communications shall have allotted to the grantee the frequencies and wave lengths to be used thereunder, but the grantee, its successors or assigns, may use the international distress frequency of five hundred kilocycles and the high distress frequency of eight thousand two hundred eighty kilocycles whenever necessary.
Sec. 6. No fees are chargeable, as the radio stations that may be established by virtue of this Act shall engage in communications regarding the grantee's business only.
Sec. 7. The grantee, its successors or assigns, shall so construct and operate its radio stations as not to interfere with the operation of other radio stations maintained and operated in the Philippines.
Sec. 8. The grantee, its successors or assigns, shall hold the national, provincial and municipal governments 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 its radio stations.
Sec. 9. The grantee, its successors or assigns, shall be subject to the corporation laws of the Philippines now existing or hereafter 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 radio 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. 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 privileges herein provided for.
Section 12. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Enacted without Executive
approval, June 19, 1960.