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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4138 - AN ACT GRANTING THE SAN LUIS WAREHOUSING CORPORATION A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE FLOATING BONDED WAREHOUSES AND COLD STORAGE FACILITIES IN THE MANILA BAY AND OTHER NAVIGABLE WATERS IN THE VICINITY
(REPEALED BY PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 634)
1. Subject to the terms and conditions established in
this Act and in Act Numbered Twenty-one hundred thirty-seven and to the
provisions of the Constitution, there is granted to the San Luis
Warehousing Corporation, for a period of twenty-five years from the
approval of this Act, the right, privilege and authority to construct,
maintain and operate floating bonded warehouses, cold storage and other
facilities like a conveyor pier in the Manila Bay and other navigable
waters in the vicinity, for the purpose of storing commercial goods,
supplying cold storage, and to charge and collect a schedule of prices
and rates for the use of the said bonded warehouses, cold storage, and
conveyor pier which schedule shall at all times be subject to
regulation by the authorities concerned.
Sec. 2. All the apparatus and appurtenances to be used by the grantee shall be modern, safe and first class in every respect, and the grantee shall, whenever the authorities concerned shall determine that public interest reasonably requires it, change or alter any of its apparatus and appurtenances at grantee's expense.
Sec. 3. The grantee shall hold the national and municipal governments harmless from all claims, accounts, demands or actions arising out of accidents or injuries and damages, whether to property or to persons, caused by the construction or operation of the said bonded warehouses, cold storage and conveyor pier of the grantee.
Sec. 4. The President of the Philippines shall have the power and authority to permit the construction of said warehouses, cold storage and conveyor pier or any of them on any navigable waters upon such terms and conditions as he may prescribe.
Sec. 5. The grantee shall not lease, transfer, grant the usufruct of, sell or assign this franchise or the rights and 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 of the Congress of the Philippines first had. Any corporation to which this franchise may be sold, transferred or assigned, shall be subject to the corporation laws of the Philippines now existing or hereafter enacted, and any person, firm, company, corporation or other commercial or legal entity to which this franchise is sold, transferred or assigned shall be subject to all conditions, terms, restrictions and limitations of this franchise as fully and completely and to the extent as if the franchise had been originally granted to the said person, firm, company, corporation or other commercial or legal entity.
Sec. 6. The grantee, its successors or assigns, shall be subject to the corporation laws of the Philippines now existing or hereafter enacted.
Sec. 7. The grantee shall be liable to pay the same taxes on its real estate, buildings and personal property, exclusive of the franchise, as other persons or corporations are now or hereafter may be required by law to pay.
Sec. 8. The provisions of the Title V, Book II of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act shall be suppletory to this Act.
Sec. 9. The franchise hereby granted shall be subject to amendment, alteration, or repeal by the Congress of the Philippines when the public interest so requires.
SECTION 10. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 20, 1964