MANILA, Philippines — The Senate should start discussing proposals to create a Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR) without waiting for the House version of the bill to be approved, Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda said on Thursday.
Under current legislative rules, the Senate can only start discussing bills on the plenary once it has been approved by the House of Representatives on third and final reading. However, this does not limit the Senate from discussing sister bills on the committee level.
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