Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Thursday urged the public to reflect from the teachings of the supertyphones Yolanda's devastation on November 8, 2013.
"Yolanda will always remember, because it brought our awareness that the fury of nature does not matter to anyone," he said in a statement.
"After 5 years, let's all remember our compatriots who lost their lives on the scary day. Moving forward, we should reflect on the lessons it left us," said Sotto.
Yolanda demanded thousands of lives and made massive destruction of private and public characteristics. An estimated 12.2 million people (2.6 million families) were reported to have been affected by the disaster, with more than 90 percent from the Visayan region.
More than 7000 people were killed or missing.
The total loss and property loss from Yolanda was initially estimated at P571.1 billion. A total of 1,192,091 houses were reported, of which 593,785 occurred more than 50 percent injury, resulting in tens of thousands of internally displaced persons.