REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5723 - AN ACT GRANTING JAMILA & COMPANY, INC. A FRANCHISE TO ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT, PRIVATE COASTAL, PRIVATE AERONAUTICAL AND LAND-BASED AND LAND MOBILE RADIO STATIONS FOR THE TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF WITNESS MESSAGES TO AND FROM SAID STATIONS
1. Jamila & Company, Inc. is hereby granted a
franchise to establish, maintain and operate private fixed
point-to-point, private coastal, private aeronautical and land-based
and land mobile radio stations in the City of Manila, and in such
places within the Philippines where it operates its business and/or the
interest of its trade and business activities justify, subject to the
approval of the Secretary of Public Work and Communications, for the
transmission and reception of wireless messages by radiotelegraph or
radiotelephone to and from said stations. |
Sec. 2. The franchise shall continue to be in force for a period of twenty-five years and granted upon the express condition that the same shall be void unless the construction of installation of at least one station be begun within two years from the date of the approval of this Act, and be completed within four years from said date.
The President of the Philippines shall have the power and authority to permit the location of said fixed point-to-point, private coastal, private aeronautical and land-based and land mobile radio stations on any land of the public domain upon such term as he may prescribe.
Sec. 3. The grantee shall not engage in domestic business of telecommunications in the Philippines without further assets of the Congress of the Philippines, it being understood that the purpose of this franchise is to secure to the grantee the right to establish, maintain and operate private fixed point-to-point, private coastal, private aeronautical and land-based and land mobile radio stations at the places hereinabove stated for no other purpose than to promote, protect and subserve the trade and business interests of the grantee.
Sec. 4. No fees shall be charged as the radio stations that may be established by virtue of this Act shall engage in communications regarding the grantee's business only.
Sec. 5. The grantee shall so construct and operate its stations as not to interfere with the operation of other radio stations maintained and operated in the Philippines.
Sec. 6. The grantee is authorized to operate its radio stations on the frequency and/or frequency that may be assigned to it by the Secretary of Public Works and Communications.
Sec. 7. A special right is hereby reserved to the President of the Philippines, in time or war, insurrection, public peril, calamity, or disaster, to cause the closing of the grantee's radio stations or to authorized the temporary use or possession thereof by any department of the government upon just compensation.
Sec. 8. This franchise 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 privileges herein provided for.
Sec. 9. Whenever in this Act the term "grantee" is used, it shall be held and understood to mean and represent the Jamila & Company, Inc., its representatives, successors or assigns.
SECTION 10. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Enacted without Executive
approval, June 21, 1969.