Today in Philippine History, October 9, 1934, a Committee of Seven were appointed to draft the 1935 Constitution

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   Seven Wise Men
October 9, 1934, a Committee of Seven consisting of Manuel C. Briones, Filemon Sotto, Manuel A. Roxas, Conrado Benitez, Vicente Singson Encarnacion, Miguel Cuadermo, and Norberto Romualdez were appointed to draft the 1935 Philippine Constitution.

The said Constitution was ratified by a large majority of the Filipino people in a plebiscite on May 14, 1935. The Charter was written with an eye to meeting the approval of the United States Government as well, so as to ensure that the U.S. would live up to its promise to grant independence to the Philippines.

The committe of seven is known now as the "Seven Wise Men".

Today in Philippine History,  October 9, 1934, a Committee of Seven were appointed to draft the 1935 Constitution
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