PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 866 - AN ACT
GRANTING TO A. L. AMMEN TRANSPORTATION COMPANY, INCORPORATED, AND/OR
ITS ASSOCIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT,
INSTALL, ESTABLISH AND OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT AND
LAND-BASED RADIO STATIONS FOR THE RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF
INTER-OFFICE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES
| Section 1. There
is hereby granted to A. L. Ammen Transportation Company, Incorporated,
and/or its associates and subsidiaries, successors or assigns, a
temporary permit to construct, install, establish 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, private fixed
point-to-point and land-based 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 a 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 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.
Sec. 4. The A. L. Ammen Transportation Company, Incorporated, 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 stations or 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 communications regarding the grantee's business only.
Sec. 7. The grantee, its associates and subsidiaries, 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 the 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 to the Corporation Law of the Philippines now existing or which may hereafter be 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 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 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, 1953