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Republic Act No. 1449

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1449
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1449 - AN ACT GRANTING A. SORIANO Y CIA., A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT COASTAL, AERONAUTICAL, LAND BASED AND LAND BASED AND LAND MOBILE RADIO STATIONS FOR THE RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES

Section 1. There is hereby granted to A. Soriano y Cia., successors or assigns, a temporary permit to construct, maintain and operate in such places in the Philippines where it operates its mining and other business, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications, private fixed point-to-point, coastal, aeronautical, land based and land mobile radio stations 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.cralaw

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, but in no case to go beyond July 4, 1974, and is granted upon the express condition that the same shall be void unless the construction or installation of said stations be begun within two years from the date of the approval of this Act and be completed within three years from said date.

Sec. 3. The grantee, its successors, or assigns, shall not engage in domestic business of telecommunications in 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, coastal, aeronautical, land based and land mobile radio stations at the places above-mentioned for no other purpose than to promote and protect the mining and other interests of the grantee.cralaw

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.

Sec. 5. The grantee, 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. 6. The grantee, 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.cralaw

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

Sec. 8. The grantee, successors or assigns, is authorized to operate its private fixed point-to-point, coastal, aeronautical, land based and land mobile radio stations in the medium frequency, high frequency, and very high frequency that may be assigned to it by the Secretary of Public Works and Communications, or by any licensing authority.

Sec. 9. A special right is hereby reserved to the President of the Philippines in time 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

Section 10. 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 as an exclusive grant of the privilege herein provided for.cralaw

Section 11. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.cralaw

Approved: June 14, 1956

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