PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5852 - AN ACT GRANTING COCONUT COOPERATIVE MARKETING ASSOCIATION, INC. (COCOMA) A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT, LAND BASED, LAND MOBILE, AERONAUTICAL AND MARINE-BORNE RADIO STATIONS FOR THE TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES
1. There is hereby granted to Coconut Cooperative
Marketing Association, Inc., (COCOMA) a temporary permit to construct,
operate and maintain in the Philippines in the following places, to
wit: main office at San Pablo City, City of Manila, Lucena City, and
the Municipality of Tiaong, Province of Quezon, and such other places
as the grantee may select, subject to the approval of the Secretary of
Public Works and Communications or any other competent authority
authorized to give said approval, private fixed point-to-point, land
based, land mobile, aeronautical and marine-borne radio stations, or
any combination of them, for the transmission and reception of wireless
messages by radiotelegraph or radiotelephone, each station to consist
of two radio apparatus comprising of a sending and a 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, land based, land mobile, aeronautical and marine-borne radio stations or any of them on the public domain upon such terms as he may prescribe.
Sec. 3. The grantee shall not engage in the domestic business of telecommunications in the Philippines without further special consent 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, operate and maintain such radio stations at places in the Philippines as its interest and that of its trade and business may require.
Sec. 4. A special right is hereby reserved to the President of the Philippines in time of war, insurrection, 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.
Sec. 5. No fees shall be charged by the grantee as the radio stations that may be established by virtue of this Act shall engage in communications regarding the grantee's business only.
Sec. 6. The grantee shall so construct and operate its radio stations as not to interfere with the operation of other radio stations operated and maintained in the Philippines.
Sec. 7. The grantee shall hold the national, provincial, city and municipal governments free from all claims, accounts, demands, or actions arising out of accidents or injuries whether to property or to person, caused by the construction or operation of its radio stations.
Sec. 8. The grantee shall be subject to the corporation laws of the Philippines now existing or hereafter enacted.
Sec. 9. The grantee is authorized to operate its private fixed point-to-point, land based, land mobile, aeronautical and marine-borne radio stations in the medium frequency, high frequency and very high frequency that may be assigned to it by the licensing authority.
SECTION 10. 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 privilege herein provided for.
SECTION 11. Whenever in this temporary permit the term "grantee" is used, it shall be held to mean and represent Coconut Cooperative Marketing Association, Inc. (COCOMA), its successors or assigns.
SECTION 12. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Enacted without Executive
approval, June 21, 1969.