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Republic Act No. 4675

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4675
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4675 - AN ACT GRANTING MANTRANCO, INC. A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT 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 Mantranco, Inc., its successors or assigns, a temporary permit to construct, maintain and operate in the Philippines, at such places as the said grantee may select, subject to the approval of the Department Secretary under whose jurisdiction the Radio Control Division is functioning, or any competent authority who is or shall be authorized to give approval, such private fixed point-to-point and land-based and land mobile radio stations for the reception and transmission of wireless messages on radiotelephone or radiotelegraph, each station to consist of two apparatus comprising of a receiving and sending radio 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 and land-based radio stations or any of them on lands of the public domain upon such terms as may be prescribed.

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, and is granted upon the express condition that the same shall be void unless the grantee shall start operation of said stations within one and one-half years from the date of approval of this Act.

Sec. 4. The grantee shall not engage in domestic business of transmission and reception of messages by telegraph in the Philippines, it being understood that the purpose of this temporary permit is to secure to the grantee the right to construct, install, establish and operate private fixed point-to-point, land-based, and land-mobile radio stations in such places within the Philippines as the interests of the grantee and its trade and business justify.

Sec. 5. A special right is hereby reserved to the President of the Philippines in time of war, insurrection, public peril, emergency, calamity, or disturbance of peace and order, to cause the closing of the station or stations or to authorize the temporary use or possession thereof by any department of the Government upon payment of just compensation.

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 communication regarding the grantee's business only.

Sec. 7. The grantee, its successors or assigns, shall so construct and operate its radio stations as not to interfere with the operations of other radio stations maintained and operated in the Philippines.

Sec. 8. The grantee, its 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.

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 person, 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 said person, firm, company, corporation or other commercial or legal entity.

SECTION 10. The grantee, its successors or assigns, is authorized to operate its private fixed point-to-point radio stations in the medium frequency, high frequency, and very high frequency that may be assigned to it by the licensing authority.

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 18, 1966

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