PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 669 - AN
ACT GRANTING TO MARSMAN AND COMPANY, INCORPORATED, AND/OR ITS
ASSOCIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL,
ESTABLISH 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 the Marsman & Company, Incorporated, and/or
its associates and subsidiaries, successors or assigns, a temporary
permit to construct, install and operate in the Philippines and at such
places as the said company may select, subject to the approval of the
Department Secretary under whose jurisdiction the Radio Control
Division is functioning, or any competent authority who is or shall be
authorized, to give said approval, such private fixed point-to-point
and land-based and land-mobile radio stations for the reception and
transmission of wireless messages on radiotelephony, each station to
consist of two radio apparatus comprising of a receiving and sending
Sec. 2. The President of the Philippines shall have the power and authority to permit the location of said private fixed point-to-point and land-based radio stations or any of them on the public domain upon such terms as may be prescribed.
Sec. 3. 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.
Sec. 4. The Marsman & Company, Inc., 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, establish and operate private fixed point-to point and land-based radio stations in places within the Philippines as the interest of the company and its trade and business may justify.
Sec. 5. A special right is hereby reserved to the President of the Philippines in time of war, insurrection, public peril, calamity, or disturbance of peace or order, to cause the closing of the station or stations or to authorize the temporary use or possession thereof by any department of the Government, upon just compensation.
Sec. 6. No fees shall be charged by the grantee as the radio stations that may be established by virtue of this Act shall engage in communication regarding the grantee's business only.
Sec. 7. The grantee, its associates and subsidiaries, 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 the radio stations for reception and transmission of wireless messages by the grantee, its associates and subsidiaries, successors or assigns.
Sec. 8. The grantee, its associates and subsidiaries, successors or assigns, shall so construct and operate its radio stations as not to interfere with the operation of other radio stations maintained and operated in the Philippines.
Sec. 9. The grantee, its associates and subsidiaries, successors or assigns, shall be subject to the Corporation Law of the Philippines now existing or hereafter enacted.
Section 10. The grantee, its associates and subsidiaries, successors or assigns, is hereby authorized to operate its private stations on commercial frequencies that may be assigned to it by the licensing authority.
Section 11. This 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 to mean as an exclusive grant of the privilege herein provided for.
Section 12. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 16, 1951