Paciano was very protective of Jose Rizal and acted as the latter's second father. It was Paciano who brought 9-year old Jose from their home in Calamba, Laguna to Binan, Laguna so Jose could continue his studies in Latin and Spanish. Later, it was Paciano who brought Jose to Manila so he could study at the Ateneo Municipal. Paciano helped Jose look for a lodging house in Sta. Cruz. Much later, it was also Paciano, together with an uncle, who financed Jose Rizal's trip to Spain, without their parents' knowledge.