PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 804 - AN ACT
GRANTING TO THE PAMPANGA SUGAR MILLS A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT,
MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT AND LAND BASED RADIO
STATIONS AND LAND MOBILE SERVICE FOR THE RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF
RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE PHILIPPINES
|Section 1. There
is hereby granted to the Pampanga Sugar Mills, its successors or
assigns, a temporary permit to construct, maintain and operate in the
Philippines, at such places as the said company may select, subject to
the approval of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications,
private fixed point-to-point and land based radio stations and land
mobile radio service for the reception and transmission of wireless
messages on radiotelegraphy or radiotelephony, each station to be
provided with a radio transmitting apparatus and a radio 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 and land based radio stations or any of them on lands of public domain upon such terms as he may prescribe.
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: Provided, That the holder of the temporary permit herein granted shall start the operation of said stations within two years from the approval of this Act.
Sec. 4. The grantee, its successors or assigns, shall not engage in domestic business or 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, maintain and operate in such places within the Philippines as the interest of the company and of its trade and business may justify.
Sec. 5. This temporary permit shall not take effect until the Secretary of Public Works and Communications shall have allotted to the grantee the frequencies and wave lengths to be used thereunder, but the grantee, its successors or assigns, may use by the international distress frequency of five hundred kilocycles and the high frequency distress frequency of eight thousand two hundred and eighty kilocycles, whenever necessary.
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 communications regarding the company's business only.
Sec. 7. The grantee, its 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. 8. The grantee, its successors or assigns, shall hold the National, provincial 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 its radio stations.
Sec. 9. The grantee, its successors or assigns, shall be subject to the corporation laws of the Philippines now existing or which may hereafter be enacted.
Section 10. A special right is hereby reserved to the President of the Philippines in time of war, insurrection, public peril, calamity, disaster, or disturbance of peace or order 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 11. 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 12. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 21, 1952