PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES
|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1949 - AN
ACT GRANTING THE PHILIPPINE RABBIT BUS LINES, A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO
CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ESTABLISH AND OPERATE PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT
AND LAND BASED RADIO STATIONS FOR THE RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF
INTER-OFFICE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES
1. There is hereby granted to the Philippine Rabbit
Bus Lines a temporary permit to construct, install, establish and
operate in the Philippines and 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, private fixed point-to-point and land based radio stations
for the reception and transmission of wireless messages on
radiotelephony, each station to consist of two radio apparatus
comprising of a receiving and a sending radio 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 and land based radio stations or any of them on 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 similar service at the places selected by the grantee.
Sec. 4. The Philippine Rabbit Bus Lines 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 grantee and its trade and business may justify.
Sec. 5. A special right is hereby reserved to the President of the Philippines in time of war, insurrection, public peril, calamity, or disturbance of peace and order, to cause the closing of the stations or to authorize the temporary use or possession thereof by any department of the Government upon payment of 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 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 the stations for reception and transmission of wireless messages by the grantee.
Sec. 8. The grantee 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. 9. The grantee shall be subject to the
corporation laws of the Philippines now existing or which may hereafter
Section 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 to
mean as an exclusive grant of the privileges herein provided
Approved: June 22, 1957