Uber to donate today's proceeds to families of fallen SAF

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Posted at Jan 30 2015 10:48 AM | Updated as of Jan 30 2015 06:52 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Uber Manila said it will donate proceeds from its operations on Friday (January 30) to the families of the 44 Special Action Force troopers who were killed by Moro rebels.

The government declared January 30 as a National Day of Mourning.

"Uber Manila shares in the grieving of the families and loved ones of our fallen countrymen. Today, all of Uber's proceeds from the trips you take will be donated to the Land Bank of the Philippines account specifically set up by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to aid the families of the men whose lives were lost in Sunday's operation," the company said.

Last Sunday, a deadly clash between members of the Philippine National Police - Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front occurred in Barangay Tukanalipao in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

The SAF operation was against Jemaah Islamiyah bomb-maker Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan, and another terrorist, Basit Usman.