Yolanda M. Pineda was born on December 4, 1970 at Santa Rita, Pampanga to parents Jesus Narciso Miranda and Purificacion Lapid Valencia. She was fondly called “Yolly” or “Yo” by her friends and relatives.
She was third among five siblings. Her brothers are Rolly and George and her sisters are Dolly and Risa.
Yolly finished her elementary education in the year 1984 at the Santa Rita Catholic School. She went to Guagua National Colleges for her high school and college education. She graduated BS Commerce, Major in Management in the year 1992.
Yolly was known by the people around her to be soft-spoken, shy, and religious. She was an active member of the San Vicente Youth Club and “the Pillars”, a church-affiliated youth organization.