REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3805 - AN ACT GRANTING FLORENCIO A. SOYANGCO A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL AND OPERATE FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES RADIO STATIONS FOR THE RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITH OFFSHORE VESSELS IN PHILIPPINE WATERS
Section 1. Subject to the provisions of the Constitution, as well as of Act Numbered Three thousand eight hundred forty-six, entitled "An Act providing for the regulation of radio stations and radio communications in the Philippines Islands, and for other purposes;" Act Numbered Three thousand nine hundred ninety-seven, known as the Radio Broadcasting Law; Commonwealth Act Numbered One hundred forty-six, known as the Public Service Act, and their amendments, and other applicable laws not inconsistent with this Act, Florencio A. Soyangco is hereby granted a temporary permit to construct, install and operate for commercial purposes and in the public interest, radio stations in the Philippines and at such places as the said grantee may select with the approval of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications, for the reception and transmission of wireless messages with offshore vessels wherever located in the Philippine waters: Provided, That the grantee shall start the operation of said stations within one and a half years from the approval of this Act.
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.
Sec. 3. The grantee, his successors or assigns, shall hold that 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 the stations for reception and transmission of wireless messages by the grantee, his successors or assigns.
Sec. 4. 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. 5. The grantee, his successors or assigns, is hereby authorized to operate his radio stations on commercial frequencies that may be assigned to him by the licensing authority, including the international distress frequency of five hundred kilocycles and the high distress frequency of eight thousand two hundred eighty kilocycles.
Sec. 6. 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.
Sec. 7. A special right is reserved to the President of the Philippines in time of war, rebellion, public peril, emergency, calamity, disaster or disturbance of peace or order to cause the closing of said stations or to authorize the temporary use and operation thereof by any department of the Government without compensating the grantee for the use of said stations during the period when they shall be so operated.
Sec. 8. This temporary permit shall not be interpreted as an exclusive grant of the privilege herein provided for.
Sec. 9. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 22, 1963