Jacob Oliva

Jacob Oliva

Senior Editor

Jacob Oliva's passion for anything with wheels started early. Growing up with a Jeep Wrangler and then a Nissan Sentra in the garage, he has experienced the opposite ends of motoring at a young age.

Jacob took engineering and management in college. After leaving behind a career in music and the corporate world, he decided to turn his attention to automotive journalism in 2015 when he joined AutoDeal as a news and features writer. It is there where he rose through the ranks to become the chief editor and senior car reviewer.

Prior to joining CarBuzz in 2023, Jacob was a daily news writer for Motor1. Apart from his Senior Editor role at CarBuzz, he currently has a regular column in the motoring section of the Philippine Star, where he tests cars and motorcycles for the local market, gets a go at vehicles before they even hit the market during international events, and shares his insight for the local industry as a whole. He's also the Head of Content and Video of Philkotse, a leading car buying website in the Philippines.

In his free time, you'll likely catch Jacob daydreaming about a gray Suzuki Jimny and the latest Ducati Scrambler, or out on a coffee run and carving canyon roads on a customized, classic bike.

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