[ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5423, June 15, 1968 ]
AN ACT GRANTING PEDRO N. ROA A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO ESTABLISH, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN FIXED POINT-TO-POINT RADIOTELEPHONE STATIONS FOR THE TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF WIRELESS MESSAGES TO AND FROM SAID STATIONS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. Pedro N. Roa, his successors or assigns, is hereby granted a temporary permit to establish,operate and maintain private fixed point-to-point radio telephone stations in Caravan de Oro City, and in other parts of the Philippines where it maintains or may hereafter maintain offices or establishments for the operation of his logging and saw mill business, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications, for the transmission and reception of wireless messages to and from said stations, including his vehicles and boats.
SEC. 2. The President of the Philippines shall have the power and authority to permit the construction, maintenance and operation of the said private fixed point-to-point radiotelephone stations on any land of public domain upon domain terms as he may prescribe.
SEC. 3. The temporary permit granted under this Act shall continue to be in force while the Government has established similar service at places herein above stated,subject to the condition that the grantee, his successors or assigns, shall start operation under said temporary permit within three years from the date of approval of this Act.
SEC. 4. The grantee, his successors or assigns, shall engage in domestic business of telecommunications in the Philippines, it being understood that the temporary permit granted under this Act merely secures the right of grantee to establish,operate and maintain private fixed point-to-point radiotelephone stations at the places herein above stated for no other purposes than to promote, protect and sub serve the interests of the grantee in the conduct of his logging and sawmill business.
SEC. 5. The actual operation of said private fixed point-to-point radiotelephone stations shall not commence until after the Secretary of Public Works and Communication shall have allotted to the grantee the frequencies and wave lengths to be used thereunder.
SEC. 6. No fees shall be charged by the grantee as the radiotelephone stations that may be established by virtue of this Act shall engage in communications regarding the grantee's business only.
SEC. 7. The grantee, his successors or assign, shall construct and operate such stations as not to interfere with the operation of other radio stations maintained and operated in the Philippines.
SEC. 8. The grantee, his successors or assigns, shall hold the national, provincial, city and municipal government of the Republic 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 construction or operation of the radiotelephone stations.
SEC. 9. The grantee, his successors or assigns, shall subject to the corporation laws of the Philippines existing or which may hereafter be enacted.
SEC. 10. A special right is hereby reserved to the President of the Philippines in time of war, rebellion,peril or other national emergency and when public safety requires,to cause the closing of the grantee's radio telephone station or stations or to authorize the use or possession thereof by any department of the Government without compensation to the grantee for the use of said stations during continuance of the national emergency.
SEC. 11. The temporary permit granted under this Act 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 privileges herein provided for.
SEC. 12. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Enacted without Executive approval, June 15, 1968.