Rummaging thru files, we came across news clippings on the complete bar results in 1963. There’s not much difference on how the announcement was made from how the media do it today. Breaking the bar results is a big event then and now.
It looks like from whence the Supreme Court has handled the bar examinations in obedience to the 1935 Constitution, it made public not only the successful examinees, but their grades as well.
From the Class of 1962 from the University of the Philippines, Ateneo, San Beda, University of Santo Tomas and other law schools, familiar names made it in what was touted as a tough barrister’s gauntlet: Chief Justice Reynato Puno, Justices Minita Chico-Nazario, Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Ma. Alicia Austria-Martinez, Ruben Reyes, Adolf Azcuna, Fr. Joaquin Bernas, and the late Haydee Yorac.
The last three managed to land among the top ten in that year’s bar examinations, whereas the rest just managed to pass.