R.A. No. 4500, AN ACT GRANTING THE FAR EAST LOGGING CORPORATION A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT, ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT RADIO STATIONS, WITH CORRESPONDING RELAY AND LAND AND SEA-MOBILE STATIONS, FOR THE RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4500
AN ACT GRANTING THE FAR EAST LOGGING CORPORATION A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT, ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT RADIO STATIONS, WITH CORRESPONDING RELAY AND LAND AND SEA-MOBILE STATIONS, FOR THE RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES
Section 1. There is hereby granted to the Far East Logging Corporation, its successors or assigns, a temporary permit to construct, establish, maintain and operate in the Philippines, at such places as the said corporation may select, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications, private fixed point-to-point radio stations for the reception and transmission of wireless messages on radiotelegraph or radiotelephone, each station to be provided with a radio transmitting apparatus and a radio receiving apparatus; each fixed point station to be further provided, according to its needs with a suitable radio receiving and radio transmitting apparatus which will enable the station to communicate with land and sea-mobile stations located within a radius of not more than one hundred kilometers of the fixed point station.
Section 2. This permit shall continue to be in force until such time as the Government has established at the places selected by the grantee service that is similar and identical to the service to be established by the grantee under this permit, but not exceeding twenty-five years, and this permit shall be null and void unless the construction of at least two of the stations allowed by this permit be begun within a year from the date of approval of this Act, and be completed within two years from said date.
Section 3. The President of the Philippines shall have the power and authority to permit the location of any of the stations covered by this permit on lands or water of the public domain upon such terms as he may prescribe.
Section 4. The grantee, its successors or assigns, shall not engage in domestic business of telecommunications in the Philippines without special assent from Congress, it being expressly understood that the purpose of this permit is to secure to the grantee the right and privilege of constructing, establishing maintaining and operating radio communication facilities for the private interests of the grantee.
Section 5. Under this permit, the Secretary of Public Works and Communications shall allot to the grantee frequencies and wave lengths to be used by the grantee, its successors and assigns, and the grantee shall not use frequencies and wave lengths of others without the approval of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications.
Section 6. The President of the Philippines shall have the power and authority to use all stations in time of war, floods and other calamities which call for emergency assistance.
Section 7. 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.
Section 8. Under this permit, the grantee, its successors and assigns shall adhere strictly to radio rules and regulations promulgated by the Department of Public Works and Communications.
Section 9. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved, June 19, 1965.