About Joaquin de Quintos
Joaquin de Quintos was the leader of the Chinese mestizos in a protest they had made against the arbitrariness of their governor of Pangasinan. This petition for redress of grievances is preserved in the Supreme Court archives with “Joaquin de Quintos” well and boldly written at the head of the complainants’ names, evidence of a culture and a courage that were equally uncommon in those days. Complaints under Spanish rule, no matter how well founded, meant trouble for the complainants; we must not forget that it was a vastly different thing from signing petitions or adhering to resolutions nowadays. Then the signers risked certainly great annoyance, sometimes imprisonment, and not infrequently death.
Source: Craig, Austin. "Lineage, Life and Labors of Jose Rizal". Manila: Philippine Education Company, 1913. http://bit.ly/N3Y6X7