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Republic Act No. 3125

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3125
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3125 - AN ACT GRANTING NESTOR R. CANOY A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT, ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT RADIO STATIONS FOR THE RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF RADIOTELEPHONIC OR RADIOTELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES

Section 1. There is hereby granted to Nestor R. Canoy, his successors or assigns, 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 radiotelephony, 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 radio stations or any of them on lands of the public domain upon such terms as he may prescribe.

Sec. 3. This temporary permit shall be void unless the construction of said stations be begun within one year from the date of approval of this Act and be completed within two years from said date.

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

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, his successors or assigns, may use the international distress frequency of five hundred kilocycles and the high frequency of eight thousand two hundred eighty kilocycles whenever necessary.

Sec. 6. 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. 7. The grantee, his successors or assigns, 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.

Sec. 8. The grantee, his successors or assigns, 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 and operation of his radio stations.

Sec. 9. The grantee shall not lease, transfer, grant the usufruct of, sell or assign this temporary permit, nor the rights of 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.

Sec. 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.

Sec. 11. This temporary permit shall be subject to amendment, alteration or repeal by the Congress of the Philippines when the public interests so require, and shall not be interpreted as an exclusive grant of the privileges herein provided for.

Sec. 12. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved: June 17, 1961

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