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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5137 - AN ACT GRANTING MARBLECRAFT, INC., A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT AND 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 Marblecraft Inc., a temporary permit to construct, maintain and operate within the Philippines and/or at such place as the grantee may select, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications, private fixed point-to-point and land based and land mobile radio stations for the reception and transmission of wireless messages on radiotelegraphy or radiotelephony, each station to be provided with radio transmitting apparatus and a radio receiving apparatus.
Sec. 2. 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 construction or installation of said stations be begun within one year from the date of approval of this Act and be completed within two years from said date.
Sec. 3. 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, install, maintain and operate private radio stations in such places within the Philippines as the interest of the grantee may justify.
Sec. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. 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 person, caused by the construction or operation of its radio stations.
Sec. 7. The grantee, its successors or assigns, shall be subject to the corporation laws of the Philippines now existing or hereafter enacted.
Sec. 8. The grantee, its successors or assigns, is authorized to operate its private radio stations in the medium frequency, high frequency, and very high frequency that may be assigned to it by the Secretary of Public Works and Communications.
Sec. 9. The grantee shall not lease, transfer,
grant the usufruct of, sell or assign this temporary permit, or the
rights or privileges acquired thereunder to any person, firm, company,
corporation or other commercial or legal entity, nor merge with any
other person, 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.
Enacted without Executive
Approval, June 17, 1967.