REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6065 - AN ACT GRANTING ERNESTO S. MAGBOO A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN AN ICE PLANT AND COLD STORAGE IN MANILA AND TO SELL ICE AND SUPPLY COLD STORAGE THEREIN AND SUBURBS
1. Subject to the terms and conditions established in
this Act and in Commonwealth Act Numbered One hundred forty-six, as
amended, and to the provisions of the Constitution, there is hereby
granted to Ernesto S. Magboo, hereinafter referred to as the grantee,
for a period of twenty-five years from the approval of this Act, the
right, privilege and authority to construct, operate and maintain an
ice plant and cold storage in the City of Manila, for the purpose of
manufacturing ice for distribution and sale, and for supplying cold
storage therein and suburbs, and to charge and collect a schedule of
prices and rates therefore which schedule of prices shall at all times
be subject to regulation by the Public Service Commission or its legal
Sec. 2. The grantee shall manufacture and supply ice up to a limit not exceeding one thousand tons daily.
Sec. 3. The apparatus and appurtenances to be used by the grantee shall be modern, safe and first class in every respect. Whenever the Public Service Commission shall determine that public interest reasonable requires it, the grantee shall change or alter any of the apparatus and appurtenances at grantee's expense, and should the demand for ice at any time increase beyond the capacity of the plant of the grantee to supply the same, said capacity shall be increased by the grantee to meet the demand and in accordance with the decision of the Public Service Commission or its legal successor.
Sec. 4. If the grantee shall not commence the construction of his ice plant and cold storage within two years 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 become null and void.
Sec. 5. This franchise is granted with the understanding and upon the condition that it shall be subject to amendment, alteration, or repeal by the Congress of the Philippines when the public interest so requires.
Sec. 6. The books, accounts and records of the grantee shall always be open to inspection by the city treasurer or his authorized representatives, and it shall be the duty of the grantee to submit to the city treasurer quarterly reports in duplicate showing the gross receipts for the past quarter, one of which shall be forwarded by the city treasurer to the Auditor General who shall keep the same on file.
Sec. 7. In consideration of the franchise and rights hereby granted, the grantee shall pay a franchise tax equal to five per centum of the gross earnings under this franchise, three per centum of which shall accrue to the National Government and two per centum to the city where the franchise is in operation.
Sec. 8. This franchise is granted subject to the provisions of Commonwealth Act Numbered One hundred forty six, as amended, only with respect to the fixing of rates.
Sec. 9. The grantee, with the approval of the Congress of the Philippines first had, may sell, lease, grant, convey, assign, give in usufruct, or transfer this franchise and all property, equipment and rights acquired and operated thereunder to any qualified individual, association of persons or corporation competent to operate the business hereby authorized: provided, however, that the grantee is hereby authorized to mortgage this franchise in favor of the Development Bank of the Philippines or any other government owned or controlled lending institution: and provided, further, that all properties or equipment used in the business are also mortgaged together with said franchise.
SECTION 10. In the event of any competing individual, association of persons, or corporation receiving from the Congress of the Philippines a similar franchise in which there shall be any term or terms more favorable than those herein granted or tending to place the herein grantee at any disadvantage, then such term or terms shall ipso facto become part of the terms hereof and shall operate equally in favor of the grantee as in the case of said competing individual, association of persons, or corporation.
SECTION 11. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: August 4, 1969