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AN ACT GRANTING THE KENRAM (PHIL.), INCORPORATED, A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT RADIO STATIONS FOR THE RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: SECTION 1. There is hereby granted to the Kenram (Phil), Incorporated, its successors or assigns, a temporary permit to construct, maintain and operate in the Philippines, at such places as the said company 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 said approval, such private fixed point-to-point and land-based radio stations for the reception and transmission of wireless messages on radiotelegraphy or radiotelephony, each station to consist of two radio apparatus comprising of a receiving and sending radio apparatus. SEC. 2. The President of the Republic 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 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 telecommunications in the Philippines without further special assent of the Congress of 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 and land-based radio stations in places within the Philippines as the interest of the company and its trade and business may justify. SEC. 5. A special right is hereby reserved to the President of the Republic of the Philippines in time of war, insurrection, public peril, calamity, or disturbance of peace or 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 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 communications 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 operation 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, its successors or assigns, shall be subject to the Corporation Law of the Philippines now existing or hereafter enacted. SEC. 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. SEC. 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. SEC. 12. This Act shall take effect upon its approval. Approved, June 12, 1954.
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