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Republic Act No. 1426

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1426
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1426 - AN ACT GRANTING MR. ENRIQUE ZOBEL, OF FORBES PARK, MAKATI, RIZAL, A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT AND LAND-BASED AND LAND-MOBILED RADIO STATIONS AND PRIVATE AERONAUTICAL LAND STATIONS FOR COMMUNICATION WITH GRANTEE'S OWN PLANE OR PLANES FOR THE RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES

Section 1. There is hereby granted to Enrique Zobel, of Forbes Park, Makati, Rizal, his successors or assigns, a temporary permit to construct, maintain and operate in the Philippines, at such places as the said grantee may select, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications, private fixed point-to-point and land-based and land-mobile radio stations and private aeronautical land stations for communication with grantee's own plane or planes 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 apparatus.

Sec. 2. 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, and is granted upon the express condition that the same shall be void unless the construction or installation of said stations is begun within one year from the date of approval of this Act and be completed within two years from said date.cralaw

Sec. 3. The grantee, his successors, or assigns, 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, maintain and operate private fixed point-to-point and land-based and land-mobile radio stations and private aeronautical land stations for communication with grantee's own plane or planes in such places within the Philippines as the interest of the grantee's agricultural or industrial activities justify.

Sec. 4. 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.cralaw

Sec. 5. The grantee, his successors or assigns, shall so construct and operate his radio stations in such manner that the same will not interfere with the operations of other radio stations maintained and operated in the Philippines.cralaw

Sec. 6. The grantee, his successors or assigns, shall hold the national, provincial, city or municipal government of the Philippines harmless against 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 his radio stations.cralaw

Sec. 7. The grantee, his successors or assigns, is authorized to operate his private fixed point-to-point and land-based and land-mobile radio stations, and private aeronautical land stations in the medium frequency, high frequency, and very high frequency that may be assigned to him by the Secretary of Public Works and Communications.

Sec. 8. A special right is hereby reserved to the President of the Philippines in times of war, insurrection, public peril, calamity or disaster 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.cralaw

Sec. 9. This temporary permit shall not be transferred or in any way alienated without the previous consent of Congress and shall be subject to amendments, alterations, 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 therein provided for.cralaw

Section 10. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.cralaw

Approved: June 12, 1956

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