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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4544 - AN ACT GRANTING THE MARCELO STEEL CORPORATION A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT, COASTAL, AERONAUTICAL, LAND-BASED AND LAND-MOBILE RADIO STATIONS FOR THE RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES
Section 1. There is hereby granted to the Marcelo Steel Corporation, its successors or assigns, a temporary permit to construct, establish, maintain and operate in the Philippines, at such places as the grantee may select, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications, private fixed point-to-point, coastal, aeronautical, land-based and land-mobile radio stations for the reception and transmission of wireless messages on radiotelegraph or radiotelephone, each station to be provided with radio transmitting apparatus and a radio receiving apparatus.
Sec. 2. The President of the Philippines shall have the power and authority to permit the location of said private fixed point-to-point, coastal, aeronautical, land-based and land-mobile radio stations or any of them on lands of the public domain upon such terms as he may prescribe.
Sec. 3. This temporary permit shall continue to be in force during the time that the Government has not established a similar service at the places selected by the grantee, and is granted upon the express condition that the same shall be void unless the construction or installation of said stations be begun within two years from the date of the approval of this Act and be completed within three years from said date.
Sec. 4. The grantee, its successors or assigns, 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, establish, maintain and operate private fixed point-to-point, coastal, aeronautical, land-based and land-mobile radio stations in such places within the Philippines as the interest of the company and of its trade and business may justify.
Sec. 5. This temporary permit shall not take effect until the Secretary of Public Works and Communications shall have allotted to the grantee the frequencies and wave lengths to be used thereunder, but the grantee, its successors or assigns, may use the international distress frequency of five hundred kilocycles and the high frequency of eight thousand two hundred eighty kilocycles whenever necessary.
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 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,
corporation or other commercial or legal entity, nor merge with any
other person, firm, company or corporation organized for the same
purpose, without the approval of the Congress of the Philippines first
had. Any corporation to which this temporary permit may be sold,
transferred or assigned, shall be subject to the corporation laws of
the Philippines now existing or hereafter enacted and any person, firm,
company, corporation or other commercial or legal entity to which this
temporary permit is sold, transferred or assigned shall be subject to
all conditions, terms, restrictions and limitations of this temporary
permit as fully and completely and to the same extent as if the
temporary permit had been originally granted to the said person, firm,
company, corporation or other commercial or legal entity.
Approved: June 19, 1965