I’m so happy that Uber is now in Manila. I told Ej about it a few months ago when I heard the news that they were arriving in Manila. He was so happy, too, because it just brings the ‘request for a transportation via an app’ to a whole new level. For those who don’t know what UBER is, it’s basically like a rent-a-car service that’s linked to an application on your phone. Requests for pick up are done via the application and tracking of your route to your destination can be done via the app, too.

What I like about Uber:

1. The Cars are amazing!

When I requested to be picked up, I got a Toyota Camry! Other times, it was a Nissan Teana. It was black so I guess the color added to the classiness. Oh but there was this one time when a white car picked me up. It was white but it had a sun roof. I had an amazing ride!

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Kuya Driver was also in a uniform, so it added to the experience. Also, the interiors of the car was very clean.

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2. It was very easy to get a ride.

In less than 10 minutes, the car picked us up. To use the app, you need to download it and set it up with all your information (inlcuding your credit card number if you wish to pay via credit card). I heard though from a friend that she’s now having ahard time booking a ride. So if you have feedback on this, please do leave a comment below.


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arriving now

3. Very safe!

I love that you don’t need to bring cash with you since the fee is charge to your credit card. I hate it when drivers of taxis ask for additional fee for long rides. With this process, I feel more safe and secure that I need not bring out cash.

Zeeka almost asleep --- loving it!

Zeeka almost asleep — loving it!

If you want to try out UBER, just download the mobile application. Fill in your details and connect it to your credit card. If you want get ₱300 off your first Uber ride, just key in this code:


Hurry and try UBER now!



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About The Author

Ginger is the General Manager of ManilaWorkshops.com. She is also the co-founder of a tech start-up company called Turn Up Trumps, Inc. She is a business coach and has her own program called Love the Leap. She has been a blogger since 2005, writing for MommyGinger.com, ManilaFitness.com and ManilaReviews.com. She graduated MA in Communications Major in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She worked as an account executive for a couple of ad agencies. She also managed a food franchise store. Her longest corporate stint was as a product manager for a known bank in the Philippines.

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