Typhoon Bopha tore through the southern island of Mindanao last week, forcing nearly 5.5 million people to flee their homes.
While rescue workers are still searching for survivors, buried under mud and debris, hope is fading.
In the Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental provinces, little has been left standing.
"We are suffering here, because our work, our crops, everything's been destroyed," said Farmer Danilo Dulas.
Hungry and thirsty
Authorities estimate 5.4 million people are in urgent need of food, water and shelter.
About 130,000 people are still living in evacuation centres, where supplies are scarce.
There have been desperate scenes as people scramble to secure basic goods dropped in bales at aid and evacuation centres.
The Government has sent security forces to guard warehouses, after survivors raided rice stocks.
"The people came... we said 'don't enter, no matter what' but they told us, 'we're hungry'," said one guard.
"We tried to stop them with guns."
In the mountain town of New Bataan, families lined the roads, holding signs begging for food.
"Have mercy on us, please donate," read one sign held by a group of ragged children.
"We need food," read another sign displayed by a group standing amid ruined banana plantations.
Farmer's wife Madeline Blanco, 36, says her family is trying to make do while sheltering in a tent on a basketball court.
"We were given rations but it was not enough. Just rice, bread and noodles. It is not enough for me and my four children," she said.
"All we can do is wait for donations. There are cars passing by and sometimes drivers give us something."
Another farmer's wife, Emma Toledo, 59, complained that the relief supplies from the national government had yet to arrive.
"We have not been given anything yet. Only the local government and the village officials gave us something, just some rice, noodles and dried fish," said the mother of three.
Drivers of private vehicles also handed out donations but the lack of coordination led to more confusion.
When a truck from a local power company arrived to distribute relief supplies, it was mobbed by hungry villagers and many children were almost trampled in the chaos.
While some people have returned home, power hasn't been restored to many villages.
The typhoon buried entire villages under mud and debris.
Many roads and bridges are still cut, hampering the rescue effort and making it difficult to distribute aid.
The local head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, David Carden says it's a "huge logistical challenges."
"Bridges have fallen, roads have been blocked by fallen trees," he said.
President Benigno Aquino has declared a state of national calamity, which allows the government to control the price of basic goods.
It also unlocks emergency funding for local governments.
Mindanao is rarely affected by typhoons, but Red Cross Spokesman Juan Miguel Zubiri says the island should be prepared for more devastating storms.
"Before, we boasted that we didn't encounter typhoons on Mindanao Island, but now it is becoming a regular occurrence, so we must adapt to climate change and improve disaster preparedness training to empower our local government units," he said.
Mindanao is the Philippines' leading producer of bananas, rubber, corn and coconuts, but many of the island's crops have been destroyed.
Australia, Canada, the United States of America, Japan and the Association of South East Asian Nations are contributing to relief efforts.