Today in Philippine History, January 14, 1975, Miguel Cuaderno died at the age of 74

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On January 14, 1975, Miguel Cuaderno one of the so-called "Seven Wise Men" who drafted the 1935 Constitution and one of the early main pillars of the Philippine economy, died at the age of 74. He was born on December 12, 1890 in Tondo, Manila.

Although it followed the American model in structure and formal appearance, except for a unicameral legislature and a unitary (as against a federal system of government), the 1935 Constitution reflected the historical experience of the Filipinos and included provisions such as the separation of church and state, and limitation on the size of agricultural lands to be owned by private individuals or corporations.

The other members of the "Seven Wise Men" were Filemon Sotto, chairman, and Norberto Romualdez, Manuel Roxas, Vicente Singson Encarnacion, Manuel C. Briones, and Conrado Benitez (who replaced Jose P. Laurel).

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