PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5850 - AN ACT GRANTING ANGELES ELECTRIC CORPORATION A PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT, LAND-BASED AND LAND-MOBILE SERVICE RADIO STATIONS FOR THE RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES
1. There is hereby granted to Angeles Electric
Corporation, its successors or assigns, a permit to construct, maintain
and operate in the Philippines, at such places that the grantee may
select, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Public Works and
Communications, private fixed point-to-point, land-based and
land-mobile service radio stations for the reception and transmission
of wireless telephone, each to be provided with a radio transmitting
apparatus and a radio receiving apparatus.
Sec. 2. This 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 or installation of said stations be begun within one year from the date of approval of this Act and completed within two years from said date.
Sec. 3. 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 permit is to secure to the grantee the right to construct, install, maintain and operate private radio stations in such places within the Philippines as the interest of the grantee may justify.
Sec. 4. 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. 5. The grantee, its successors or assigns, shall hold the national, provincial, city and municipal governments of the Philippines free from all claims, accounts, demands or actions arising out of accidents or injuries, whether to property or persons caused by the construction or operation of its radio stations.
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, its successors or assigns, is authorized to operate its private radio stations in the medium frequency, high frequency and very high frequency that may be assigned to it by the Secretary of Public Works and Communications.
Sec. 8. The grantee shall not lease, transfer, grant the usufruct of, sell or assign this permit, or the rights or privileges acquired thereunder, to any person, firm, company, corporation or other commercial or other 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 permit may be sold, transferred, or assigned shall be subject to all the conditions, terms, restrictions and limitations of this permit as fully and completely and to the same extent as if the permit had been originally granted to the said person, firm, company, corporation or other commercial or legal entity.
Sec. 9. A special right is hereby reserved to the President of the Philippines in time of war, insurrection, public peril, emergency, calamity or disaster to cause the closing of the grantee's radio stations or to authorize the temporary use or possession thereof by any department of the Government upon payment of just compensation.
SECTION 10. This permit shall be subject to the amendment, alteration or repeal by the Congress of the Philippines when public interest so requires, and shall not be interpreted as an exclusive grant of the privilege herein provided for.
SECTION 11. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Enacted without Executive
approval, June 21, 1969.