Jacob Oliva

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2021 Subaru XV Facelift Review – No compromises

It was a few years ago when I tested the second-generation Subaru XV. Back then, the buzz was about the automaker’s new...

All green for Philippine auto industry in May 2021

As months progress for this year, we are now seeing a hopeful recovery for the Philippine automotive industry. In fact, the entire...

Ford Ranger Showdown: Which truck suits your lifestyle?

The Ford Ranger lineup is probably the most diverse pickup truck lineup in the Philippines. Single turbo, biturbo. 4x2, 4x4. Stick shift,...

Half-Time Show: New/updated vehicles in the Philippines in 2021

The first half of 2021 is almost up. Needless to say, car companies in the Philippines have been working hard to recuperate...

Why Toyota recycling batteries is a big deal

We can’t deny that electricity is upon us. In fact, we’ve reported several times how nations have vowed to ban internal combustion...

Is Suzuki Auto Philippines trying to kill the Vitara?

There are many factors that Filipinos consider when purchasing a vehicle. But of the car-buying population’s majority, we can safely say that...

Pitfalls of car reviewers

Car reviews – some see them as a hobby; others, like myself, do it professionally as part of our job descriptions as...

The curious case of Corvette C8 in Chevy Makati

The Interesting Cars Spotting PH Facebook group is more than just a place where enthusiasts share images of rare cars sightings in...

2021 BMW 318i Sport Review – A true Bimmer, through and through

In my many years of reviewing cars, I’ve driven so many that I could imagine – from affordable econoboxes to those I...

F-150 Lightning vs Cybertruck vs Hummer: Which electric truck has the brightest future?

When asked about electric cars around 20 years ago, I’d probably picture an odd-shaped egg that whirrs and whistles at every go,...

You should always, always let emergency vehicles pass

One weekday drive, I’ve witnessed one of the biggest idiocies in Philippine motoring: emergency vehicles. This isn’t because of...

Confirmed: Revived Mitsubishi Ralliart will reach the Philippine market

Lancer, Galant, Pajero – what do these nameplates have in common? Yes, they’re all Mitsubishis and are now dead by all means....

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‘SEE YOU AT LTO’: Brokenhearted woman gets summoned for failure to wear helmet

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has summoned the woman in a viral clip for not wearing a helmet while on board a...

LTO launches online portal for student driver’s permit, driver’s license applications

Those who would like to apply for a student driver's permit or a driver's license may now utilize the online portal of...

Woman driving without license arrested after assaulting MTPB enforcer

A 26-year-old female driver was arrested after assaulting, resisting, and disobeying a Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) officer in Malate, Manila...

Beating the deadline: How and where to get an EasyTrip/AutoSweep RFID

Last month, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) issued an advisory that moves the start of the mandatory implementation of cashless toll collections...

WATCH: Scenic ‘Daang Kalikasan’ in Pangasinan nears completion

The worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila has long killed the fun out of driving for most of us. Aside from the...