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Celebrate our fourth birthday with us!

February 26, 2018 / Manila

This is FOUR you! As Uber celebrates four years of moving Manila, we’d like to give back to everybody who has made the ride possible–drivers, riders, partners in government, and communities. For the next four weeks, we will be celebrating each of these groups with new product features and partnerships to show our gratitude.


Week 1: Community

We’ve teamed up with HOPE to do Business for Good. Uber, together with HOPE, will rebuild much-needed classrooms in Marawi, which will allow children to return home to a safe learning environment.

Beyond giving hope, join us in our partnership with the Philippine Red Cross, in providing donations during times of calamity and supporting blood drives year-round.


Week 2: Drivers

We’ve listened to the feedback of Uber driver-partners and are putting together Driver Forward features to help make driving on Uber easier. We’ll be addressing earnings with our Momentum program for fuel savings, support with extended phone support hours and friendlier ratings, and lastly, safety with rider identification and a monthly Uber Safety Day.

  • Get the details here.

Week 3: Government

We’re constantly working together with the government to help drivers, riders, and cities. Through Uber Movement, we are able to provide the Department of Public Works and Highways with data derived from daily Uber trips that can help them in urban planning and in finding smarter ways to move forward.

We’re also excited to expand the Uber business into a new city, Pampanga, to help give drivers more opportunities for livelihood, and riders more choices and ways to get around their city.

  • Get the details here.

Week 4: Riders

As our birthday treat, we’re giving Php 40* off 2 rides for the first 4,000 riders that use our special birthday promo code. Stay tuned to our social media accounts on week four for the announcement!

Apart from this, riders who are also Smart/Sun/TNT subscribers can now book Uber rides without incurring data charges. By downloading the freenet app (iOS | Android), riders can immediately book Uber rides!**


It’s been an exciting ride thus far. We are committed to working together with all of you in unlocking the full potential of cities and making them a better place for you–the people who live and move through them. We’re just getting started.

*Discount valid until April 30, 2018.

**The user must switch on mobile data even if the user is not subscribed to any mobile data plan, or the user has only ₱1 in his or her account.