Utor tore up power lines and communication links in the central Philippines, including Cebu island, Leyte and the resort island of Boracay.
A one-year-old girl was killed in Capiz province when a tree fell on to her house.
A boy was killed after his boat capsized in central Roxas city. The boy’s mother and a 70-year-old man were reported missing.
A boat operator from Boracay was killed after his vessel capsized.
On Friday, the Philippines shelved a high-profile gathering of Asian leaders in Cebu until early January.
Utor, a category 2 typhoon, is expected to strengthen to a category 4 by Tuesday as it skirts south of the Chinese island of Hainan.
Utor is the fifth typhoon to hit the Philippines since September.