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Republic Act No. 4511

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4511
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4511 - AN ACT GRANTING PHILIPPINE PRESIDENTIAL LINES, INC., A CORPORATION ENGAGED EXCLUSIVELY IN THE OVERSEAS SHIPPING BUSINESS, A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT, ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT AND PRIVATE COASTAL RADIO STATIONS, MOBILE LAND, SEA, AND AIR RADIO STATIONS FOR THE RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES

Section 1. There is hereby granted to Philippine President Lines, Inc., a corporation engaged exclusively in the overseas shipping business, its successors and assigns, a temporary permit to construct, establish, maintain and operate in the Philippines, at such places as said grantee may select subject to the approval of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications, private fixed point-to-point and private coastal radio stations, mobile land stations, mobile sea stations and mobile air stations as well as point-to-point field stations for communications from point-to-point ground, land point to mobile air, land or sea, mobile air to air, sea or land, mobile sea to air, sea or land and ships of the grantee for the reception and transmission of wireless messages on radiotelegraph, radiotelephone, radioteletype or such other types of emissions as may, in the future, be made possible which may include corresponding relay stations as are or may be necessary, each station to be provided with a radio transmitting apparatus and a radio receiving apparatus. Said grantee is authorized to use any combination of these facilities for the efficiency and safety of its operations.

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 coastal radio stations, mobile land stations, mobile sea stations and mobile air stations as well as point-to-point field stations for communications from point-to-point ground, land point to mobile air, land or sea, mobile air to air, sea or land, mobile sea to air, sea or land and ships of the grantee or any of them on land of the public domain upon such terms as he may prescribe.

Sec. 3. This temporary permit shall exist and continue while the overseas shipping business continues to be in operation by the grantee and is granted upon the express condition that the same shall be void unless the construction of said stations be begun within two years from the date of approval of this Act and completed within four years from said date.

Sec. 4. A special right is reserved to the President of the Philippines in time of war, rebellion, public peril, calamity, disaster or disturbance of peace and order, to cause the closing of said stations or to authorize the temporary use and operation thereof by any department of the Government upon payment of just compensation to the grantee for the use of said stations during the period when they shall be so operated.

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

Sec. 6. 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 to secure to the grantee the right to construct, establish, maintain and operate private fixed point-to-point and private coastal radio stations, mobile land stations, mobile sea stations, mobile air stations, and communications from point-to-point ground, land point to mobile air, land or sea, mobile air to air, sea or land, mobile sea to air, sea or land and ships of the grantee within the Philippines as the interest of the company and its trade and business may justify.

Sec. 7. 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.

Sec. 8. The grantee, its successors and 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.

Sec. 9. The grantee, its successors and 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 or operation of its radio stations.

SECTION 10. The grantee, its successors and assigns, shall be subject to the corporation laws of the Philippines now or hereafter existing.

SECTION 11. 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.

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

Approved: June 19, 1965

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