REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5057 - AN ACT GRANTING MINDANAO MAHOGANY CORPORATION A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT RADIOTELEPHONE STATIONS FOR THE TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF WIRELESS MESSAGES TO AND FROM SAID STATIONS
1. Mindanao Mahogany Corporation is hereby granted
permit to establish, maintain and operate three private fixed
point-to-point radiotelephone stations in the following places: Manila,
Tandag, Surigao Del Sur, and Patinay, San Francisco del Monte, Agusan,
or in any place where it operates its business, subject to the approval
of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications, for the
transmission and reception of wireless messages to and from said
stations, each station to be provided with a radio transmitting
apparatus and a radio receiving apparatus. |
Sec. 2. The temporary permit granted under this Act shall continue to be in force during the time that the Government has not established similar service at places hereinabove stated, and is granted upon the express condition that the same shall be void unless construction or installation of said stations shall be begun within one year from the date of the approval of this Act and be completed within two years from said date.
Sec. 3. The grantee shall not engage in domestic business of telecommunications in the Philippines, it being understood that the temporary permit under this Act is granted to secure to the grantee the right to establish, maintain and operate private fixed point-to-point radiotelephone stations at the places hereinabove stated for no other purpose than to promote, protect and subserve the trade and business interest of the grantee as a logging company.
Sec. 4. The actual operation of said private fixed point-to-point radiotelephone stations shall not commence until after the Secretary of Public Works and Communications shall have allotted to the grantee the frequencies and wave lengths to be used thereunder.
Sec. 5. The grantee shall so construct and operate such stations as not to interfere with the operation of other radio stations maintained and operated in the Philippines.
Sec. 6. The grantee shall hold the national, provincial, city and municipal governments of the Republic of the Philippines harmless from all claims, accounts, demands or actions arising out of any accidents or injuries, whether to property or persons, caused by the construction or operation of its radiotelephone stations.
Sec. 7. The grantee shall be subject to the corporation laws of the Philippines now existing or which may hereafter be enacted.
Sec. 8. A special right is hereby 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 closure of the grantee's radiotelephone stations or to authorize the temporary use and operation thereof by any department of the Government upon payment of just compensation.
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, or corporation or other commercial or legal entity, nor merge with any other person, company or corporation organized for the same purpose, without the approval of the Congress of the Philippines first had.
SECTION 10. The temporary permit granted under this Act 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 11. Wherever in this permit the term "grantee" is used, it shall be held and understood to mean Mindanao Mahogany Corporation, its representatives, successors or assigns, unless the context indicates otherwise.
SECTION 12. This Act shall take effect upon it approval.
Enacted without Executive
approval, June 17, 1967.