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[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 549, (1950-06-17)](
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[ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 549, June 17, 1950 ]


Be it enacted by the Senate and House and Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. There is granted to the Philippine Oil Development Co. Inc., its successors  or assigns, a temporary permit to construct, maintain and operate in the Philippines at such places as the said corporation 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 now or in the future to give such approval, such private point-to-point radio stations for the reception and transmission of wireless messages on radiotelegraphy or radiotelephony, each station to consist of two apparatus compromising of receiving and transmitting equipment, intended for the exclusive use of the corporation within the Philippines: Provided, That the holder of the temporary permit herein granted shall start the operation thereof within one and a half years from the approval of said temporary permit.

SEC. 2. The President of the Philippines shall have power and authority to permit the location of said 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. This temporary permit shall not take effect until the Department Secretary concerned or any competent authority designated for the purpose shall have allotted to the grantee the frequencies and wave-lengths to be used thereunder and determined the stations to and from which each such frequency and wave-length may be used, and issued to the grantee a license for such use.

SEC. 5. The grantee, its successors or assigns, shall so construct  and operate its wireless station or stations as not to interfere with the operation of other radio stations maintained and operated in the Philippines.

SEC. 6. A special right is reserved to the President of the Philippines in time of war, insurrection or domestic trouble, to take over and operate the said station or stations and compensating the grantee for the use of said stations during the period when they shall be so operated by the said government.

SEC. 7. 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 the stations for reception and transmission of messages of said grantee, its successors or assigns.

SEC. 8. No private property shall be taken for any purpose by the grantee of this temporary permit, its successors or assigns, without proper condemnation proceedings and just compensation paid or tendered thereof, and any authority contained herein to take and occupy land shall not authorize the taking, use, or occupation of any land except such as is required for actual necessary purposes for which the temporary permit is granted. All lands or rights for use and occupation of lands granted to the grantee, its successors or assigns, shall, upon the termination of this temporary permit or upon its revocation or repeal, revert to the national, provincial or municipal government to which such land or right to use and occupy belonged at the time of the grant thereof or the right to use and occupy the same was conceded to the grantee herein, its successors or assigns.

SEC. 9. No fees are chargeable by the grantee since the radio stations that may be established by virtue of this Act shall engage in communications regarding the business of the corporation only.

SEC. 10. This temporary permit shall not be interpreted to mean an exclusive grant of the privileges herein provided for.

SEC. 11. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved, June 17, 1950.