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× House OKs creation of Department of Disaster Resilience on 2nd reading

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on second reading a bill creating the Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR) which President Rodrigo Duterte had pushed.

The lower chamber approved House Bill No. 8165 via viva voce or voice voting.

The bill will be up for third and final reading approval after three session days.

Leyte 1st District Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez,…