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Republic Act No. 1448

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1448
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1448 - AN ACT GRANTING THE PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, INC., A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT AND PRIVATE BASE RADIO STATIONS FOR THE RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS TO AND FROM SAID STATIONS

Section 1. There is hereby granted to the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of the Philippine Islands, Inc., its successors or assigns, a temporary permit to construct, maintain and operate in the Philippines at such places as the grantee may select, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications, private fixed point-to-point and private base radio stations with corresponding land mobile units for the reception and transmission of wireless messages on radiotelephony or radiotelegraphy, each station to be provided with a radio transmitting apparatus and a radio receiving apparatus.

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 private base radio terms as he may prescribe.cralaw

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

Sec. 4. The grantee, its 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 merely to secure to the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of the Philippine Islands, Inc., the right to construct, maintain and operate private fixed point-to-point and private base radio stations in such places within the Philippines as the interests of the grantee may justify, for no other purpose than to protect, promote and subserve the trade and business interests of the grantee.

Sec. 5. 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. 6. 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.cralaw

Sec. 7. The grantee, its successors or assigns, shall be subject to the corporation laws of the Philippines now existing or hereafter enacted.cralaw

Sec. 8. The grantee, its successors or assigns, shall hold the national, provincial, city 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. 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.cralaw

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.cralaw

Section 11. The temporary permit granted under this Act shall not be interpreted to mean an exclusive grant of the privilege herein provided for and is subject to amendment, alteration, or repeal by the Congress of the Philippines, when the public interest so requires.cralaw

Section 12. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.cralaw

Approved: June 14, 1956

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