The 5th UTokyoIP-CUTI Special Seminar

1) Time and day: 4:00pm-5:30pm (Japan Standard Time), January 23 (Monday), 2022

2) Place: Zoom meeting room (

3) Presentation

Title: Use of Ride Hailing Services in Metro Manila, Bangkok, and Hanoi: A Comparison

Abstract: The study compared the use of the ride hailing services (RHS) in three (3) Southeast Asian cities, namely, Metro Manila, Bangkok, and Hanoi, during the Covid-19 pandemic period. It attempted to zero in on the varying ways by which citizens in these cities availed of RHS in 2020. A similar set of questionnaire survey form was administered, albeit differently; it was administered online in Metro Manila, while it was done face-to-face in Bangkok and Hanoi. The differing method of survey administration may have affected the representativeness of the samples. Nevertheless, similarities and dissimilarities are presented regarding the personal characteristics of RHS users and their usage of RHS in these three cities during the time of the pandemic.

4) Short bio of presenter

Dr. Alexis M. Fillone is a Professor of the Civil Engineering Department, De La Salle University, Manila. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree (Cum Laude) from Central Philippine University, Iloilo City, his Master of Engineering (Transportation) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand and his PhD in Urban and Regional Planning at the School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP), University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines. He was a former president of the Transportation Science Society of the Philippines (TSSP). He has around 30 years of experience as a teacher in the field of transportation planning and traffic engineering and currently mentors several Master and PhD students at De La Salle University, Manila. He also has more than 20 years of experience in transport research focusing on travel behavior analysis, travel demand modeling, public transport planning, and traffic impact studies as well as consultancy work with the government and the private sector. He has published several articles in SCOPUS and ISI-listed journals. Aside from being a registered Civil Engineer, he is also a registered Environmental Planner.

5) Charge: free

6) Language: English only

7) Participation: Please contact Ms Tomoko Samukawa ( for joining this seminar, but you can join the seminar even without pre-registration.