PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4844 - AN ACT GRANTING FARM FRESH FOODS, INC., A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN AN ICE PLANT AND COLD STORAGE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF NAVOTAS, PROVINCE OF RIZAL AND TO SELL ICE AND SUPPLY COLD STORAGE WITHIN THE SAID MUNICIPALITY
1. Subject to the conditions imposed by this Act,
there is hereby granted for a period of twenty-five years to the Farm
Fresh Foods, Inc., herein referred to as the grantee, a franchise to
construct, operate and maintain an ice plant and cold storage in the
Municipality of Navotas, Province of Rizal, for the purpose of
manufacturing and distributing ice and supplying cold storage within
the said municipality and to charge and collect a schedule of prices
and rates for the ice and cold storage so furnished which schedule of
prices shall at all times be subject to regulations by the Public
Sec. 2. Said grantee shall manufacture and supply ice up to the limit of capacity of its plant, said capacity to be determined by the Public Service Commission.
Sec. 3. All 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 Public Service Commission shall determine that public interest reasonably requires it, change or alter any of its apparatus and appurtenances at grantee's expense.
Sec. 4. If the grantee shall not commence the manufacture and distribution of ice or supply cold storage within two years from the approval of this Act, unless prevented to by an act of God, or force majeure, martial law, riot, civil commotion, usurpation by a military power or any other cause beyond the grantee's control, this franchise shall become null and void.
Sec. 5. This franchise is granted subject to the provisions of the Constitution and Commonwealth Act Numbered One hundred and forty-six, as amended, and with the understanding and upon the condition that it shall be subject to amendment, alteration or repeal by the Congress of the Philippines when public interest so requires.
Sec. 6. In the event of any competing individual, association of person or corporation receiving from the Congress of the Philippines a similar franchise in which there shall be any term or terms more favorable than those herein granted or tending to place the herein grantee at any disadvantage, then such term or terms shall ipso facto become a part of the terms hereof and shall operate equally in favor of the grantee as in the case of said competing individual, association of persons or corporation.
Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 18, 1966