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Republic Act No. 2329

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 2329
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 2329 - AN ACT GRANTING DEMOCRITO O. PLAZA A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT, ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT RADIO STATIONS FOR THE RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES

Section 1. There is hereby granted to Democrito O. Plaza a temporary permit to construct, establish, 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 radio stations, for the reception and transmission of wireless messages on radiotelegraphy or radio-telephony, each station to be provided with a radio transmitting apparatus and a radio receiving apparatus.cralaw

Sec. 2. The President of the Philippines shall have the power and authority to permit the location of said private fixed point-to-point radio stations or any of them in lands of 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 upon the express condition that the same shall be void unless the construction of at least one of the said stations be begun within one year from the date of approval of this Act and be completed within two years from said date.cralaw

Sec. 4. The grantee 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, establish, maintain and operate private fixed point-to-point radio stations at such places in the Philippines as the interest of the grantee and of his business may justify.cralaw

Sec. 5. 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, but the grantee may use the international distress frequency of five hundred kilocycles and the high distress frequency of eight thousand two hundred eighty kilocycles whenever necessary.cralaw

Sec. 6. No fees are chargeable, 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. 7. The grantee shall so construct and operate his radio stations as not to interfere with the operation of other radio stations maintained and operated in the Philippines.cralaw

Sec. 8. The grantee 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 his radio stations.cralaw

Sec. 9. The grantee shall not lease, transfer, grant the usufruct of, sell or assign this temporary permit, nor the rights or privileges acquired thereunder, to any person, firm, company, corporation or other commercial or legal entity, nor merge with any other person, firm, company or corporation organized for the same purpose, without the approval of the Congress of the Philippines first had. Any corporation to which this temporary permit may be sold, transferred or assigned shall be subject to the corporation laws of the Philippines now existing or hereafter enacted, and any person, firm, company, corporation or other commercial or legal entity to which this temporary permit is sold, transferred or assigned shall be subject to all conditions, terms, restrictions and limitations of this temporary permit as fully and completely and to the same extent as if the temporary permit had been originally granted to the said person, firm, company, corporation or other commercial or legal entity.

Section 10. A special right is hereby reserved to the President of the Philippines in time of war, insurrection, public peril, emergency, 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 payment of just compensation.cralaw

Section 11. Wherever in this permit the term "grantee" is used, it shall be held and understood to mean "Democrito O. Plaza," his representatives, successors, or assigns, unless the context indicates otherwise.cralaw

Section 12. 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 privileges herein provided for.cralaw

Section 13. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.cralaw

Approved: June 19, 1959

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