Statement from Uber spokesperson:

Today, Uber Technologies had the privilege of addressing the Transportation Committee of the House of Representatives. We appreciated the opportunity to discuss the ways our platform can benefit the transportation industry in the Philippines and to answer questions from the honorable representatives present. Our technology โ€“ a platform that connects riders and drivers – offers superior standards of safety, reliability and accountability, gives consumers greater choice, and creates economic opportunity for drivers.

We look forward to continuing working with legislators and government agencies, including the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and other key agencies, to develop a framework which will allow us to continue providing our service and contributing to a superior transportation environment for the people of Metro Manila.