Rescue efforts are underway after the C-130 crashed on Jolo Island, the army chief said.
A military plane carrying troops crashed in the southern Philippines on Sunday.
General Cirilito Sobejana told AFP news agency that at least 15 people were rescued from the burning wreckage of the C-130, which crashed as it tried to land on the island. of Jolo in the province of Sulu.
“The responders are on the site now, we pray that we can save more lives,” said Sobejana.