PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 666 - AN ACT
GRANTING BARTOLOME E. SAN DIEGO A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT,
MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT AND PRIVATE COASTAL
RADIO STATIONS FOR THE RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF RADIO
COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES
|Section 1. There
is hereby granted to Bartolome E. San Diego, his successors or assigns,
a temporary permit to construct, maintain and operate in the
Philippines, at such places as the said grantee may select, subject to
the approval of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications,
private fixed point-to-point and private coastal radio stations for the
reception and transmission of wireless messages on radio telegraphy or
radiotelephony, each station to be provided with a radio transmitting
apparatus and a radio receiving apparatus.
Sec. 2. This temporary 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 conditions that the same shall be void unless the grantee shall start the operation thereof within one and one-half years from the date of approval of this Act.
Sec. 3. The grantee, his 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 temporary permit is to secure to the grantee the right to construct, install, maintain and operate private fixed point-to-point and private coastal radio stations in such places within the Philippines as the interest of the grantee and of his trade and business may justify.
Sec. 4. 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. 5. The grantee, his successors or assigns, shall so construct and operate his radio stations as not to interfere with the operation of other radio stations maintained and operated in the Philippines.
Sec. 6. The grantee, his successors or assigns, shall hold the National, provincial, city, and municipal governments of the Philippines harmless from all claims, accounts, demands, or actions arising out of accidents or injuries, whether to property or to persons, caused by the construction or operation of his radio stations.
Sec. 7. The grantee, his successors or assigns, shall be subject to the corporation laws as the Philippines now existing or hereafter enacted.
Sec. 8. The grantee, his successors or assigns, is authorized to operate his radio stations on the frequencies that may be assigned to him by the Secretary of Public Works and Communications, including the international distress frequency of five hundred kilocycles and the high frequency distress frequency of eight thousand two hundred eighty kilocycles, and to communicate with ship radio stations open to public correspondence only in cases of emergency.
Sec. 9. A special right is hereby reserved to the President of the Philippines in time of war, insurrection, public peril, 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 just compensation.
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 privileges herein provided for.
Section 11. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 16, 1951