REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5721 - AN ACT GRANTING PEDRO IBAZ A FRANCHISE TO INSTALL, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE AN ELECTRIC LIGHT, HEAT, POWER SYSTEM AND AN ICE PLANT IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF MACARTHUR, PROVINCE OF LEYTE, AND TO SELL AND DISTRIBUTE ELECTRIC LIGHT, HEAT, POWER AND ICE THEREIN
1. Subject to the sum and conditions established in
Act Numbered Thirty-six hundred and thirty-six, as amended by
Commonwealth Act Numbered One hundred thirty-two, and to the provisions
of the Constitution, there is granted to Pedro Ibaz in the
Municipality of MacArthur, Province of Leyte, for a period of
twenty-five years from the approval of this Act, the right, privilege
and authority to install, maintain and operate an
electric light, heat and power system and an ice plant for the purpose
of generating and distributing electric light, heat and/or power and
manufacturing ice for sale within the limits of the said
Sec. 2. In the event that the grantee shall purchase and secure from the National Power Corporation electric heat and power, the National Power Corporation is hereby authorized to negotiate and transact for the benefit and in behalf of the public consumers with reference to rates.
Sec. 3. The grantee shall manufacture and supply ice up to the limit of the capacity of his plant, said limit to be determined by the Public Service Commission.
Sec. 4. All the apparatus and appurtenances to be used by the grantee shall be modern, safe and first class in every respect, and the grantee shall, whenever the Public Service Commission shall determine that public interest reasonably requires it, change or alter any of said apparatus and appurtenances at grantee's expense.
Sec. 5. If the grantee shall not commence the manufacture and distribution of ice, electric light, heat and power in the Municipality of MacArthur, Province of Leyte, within one year from the approval of this Act, unless prevented by an act of God or force majeure, martial law, riot civil commotion, usurpation by a military power or any other cause beyond the grantee's control this franchise shall be null and void.
Sec. 6. This franchise is granted subject to the provisions of the Constitution and Commonwealth Act Numbered One hundred forty-six, as amended, and with the understanding and upon the condition that it shall be subject to amendment, alteration, or renewal by the Congress of the Philippines when public interest so requires.
Sec. 7. The books, records and accounts of the grantee shall always be open to the inspection of the Auditor General of his authorized representatives, and it shall be the duty of the grantee to submit to the Auditor General quarterly reports in duplicate showing the gross receipts for the quarter past.
Sec. 8. It is expressly provided that in the event the Government should desire to maintain and operate for itself the system and enterprise herein authorized, the grantee shall surrender his franchise and will turn over to the Government all serviceable equipment therein, at cost, less reasonable depreciation.
Sec. 9. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Enacted without Executive
approval, June 21, 1969.