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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5091 - AN ACT GRANTING ELIAS M. PATILAN A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE AN ICE PLANT IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF CATARMAN PROVINCE OF SAMAR, AND TO SELL AND DISTRIBUTE ICE IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF CATARMAN, SAN JOSE, BOBON AND MONDRAGON, ALL IN THE SAME PROVINCE
1. Subject to the terms and conditions established in
this Act and in Commonwealth Act Number One hundred forty-six, as
amended, and to the provisions of the Constitution, there is granted to
Elias M. Patilan, for a period of twenty-five years from the approval
of this Act, the right, privilege and authority to construct, maintain
and operate an ice plant and cold storage in the Municipality of
Catarman, Province of Samar, for the purpose of manufacturing ice for
distribution and sale, and for supplying cold storage in the
municipalities of Catarman, San Jose, Bobon, and Mondragon and to
charge and collect a schedule of prices and rates therefor which
schedule shall at all times be subject to regulation by the Public
Service Commission or its legal successor: Provided, however, That the
Public Service and Commission shall only have the power to fix prices
and rates and shall have no power to deny the grantee the right,
privilege and authority to construct, maintain and operate said ice
plant and cold storage.
Sec. 2. The grantee shall manufacture and supply ice up to the limit of the capacity of its plant.
Sec. 3. 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 Public Service Commission shall determine that public interest reasonably requires it, change or alter any of his apparatus and appurtenances at grantee's expense.
Sec. 4. If the grantee shall not commence the construction of his plant within two years from the approval of this Act, unless prevented 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 with the understanding and upon the condition that it shall be subject to amendment, alteration, or repeal by the Congress of the Philippines when the public interest so requires.
Sec. 6. The books, records and accounts of the grantee shall always be open to the inspection of the Auditor General, and it shall be the duty of the grantee to submit to the Auditor General quarterly reports in duplicate showing the gross receipts for the quarter past.
Sec. 7. In the event of the competing person, natural or juridical, receiving from Congress of the Philippines a similar franchise in which there should be any term or terms more favorable than those herein granted or tending to place 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 such competing person.
Sec. 8. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Enacted without Executive
approval, June 17, 1967.