1 week House OKs on 2nd reading bill creating Department of Disaster Resilience Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on second reading the bill creating the Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR), which was among President Rodrigo Duterte's priority measures from his last State of the Nation Address (SONA). Through voice voting, the lower chamber approved House Bill No. 5989 also known as the "Disaster Resilience Act." Under the bill, DDR will be the primary agency "responsible, accountable, and liable for leading, managing, and organizing national efforts to prevent and reduce disaster risks; prepare for and respond to disasters; and recover, rehabilitate and build forward better after the destruction." DDR ... more