Pia Quijada pleads Not Guilty for stealing from Manny Pacquiao

February 2, 2009 · Posted in General, sports · 12 Comments 

Various news outlets are reporting on the story of Pia Quijada who has recently pled “not guilty” for siphoning more than $89,000 from Manny Pacquiao.  The link between the woman and the boxer is Pia’s husband (maybe ex-husband now) Joseph Jose, Manny Pacquiao’s driver. 

According to the L.A. Daily News and the Manila Standard Today, Manny asked for Joseph Jose’s help in setting up a bank account in the United States.  It is alleged that Pia used that knowledge to forge at least 32 checks to access the money from Manny’s bank account.

Here’s a photo of the couple (Thanks Manila Standard for putting this online)
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Pia Quijada and Joseph Jose

It is innocent until proven guilty so I cannot say whether or not Pia Quijada actually did the crime nor do I have any inside knowledge of whether or not Joseph Jose was aware of these actions.

The crack staff here at Pinoylife.com tried to find anything online about Pia Quijada and a Facebook link did come up but it led to a cancelled Facebook page.  However, a hacker friend did manage to dig up a “25 Random Things About Me” Facebook post written suspiciously by someone named Pia Q.  Here’s what it read:

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