Batangas Transportation Co. v. Orlanes,G.R. No. L-28865 (52 Phil., 455);Dec. 19, 1928Supreme Court En BancFacts: In 1925, Orlanes sought to have a Certificate of Public Convenience(CPC) to operate a line of auto trucks with fixed times of departurebetween Taal and Bantilan, with the right to receive passengers andfreight from intermediate points. Orlanes was known as an irregularoperator between Bantilan and Taal.Batangas Transportation Co., (BTC) appeared and filed an applicationfor a permit, praying that the petition of Orlanes be denied. BTCalleges that it was a regular operator between Taal and Rosario since1918; that the service maintained by the company is sufficient tosatisfy the convenience of the public; and that the granting of permitin favor of Orlanes would result in ruinous competition and to thegrave prejudice of the company and without benefit to the public.The Public Service Commission granted the petition of Orlanes.Hence, this petition.Held: The Supreme Court ruled that decision of the Public ServiceCommission in granting to Orlanes the license in question is revokedand set aside.So long as the first licensee keeps and performs the terms andconditions of its license and complies with the reasonable rules andregulations of the Commission and meets the reasonable demands ofthe public, it should have more or less of a vested andpreferential right over a person who seeks to acquire anotherand a later license over the same route.Otherwise, the firstlicense would not have protection on his investment, and would besubject to ruinous competition and thus defeat the very purpose andintent for which the Public Service Commission was created.