TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, April 3 (PIA) -- Two local newspapers--Northern Forum and Northern Digest--made history here when it published the same set of stories, including layout, as part of Women’s Month celebration this year.

The lay-out was provided by PIA as a guide for the weeklies and was expected to follow its own editorial policies, Philippine Information Agency Director Purita S. Licas said.

The Northern Forum is a pioneering local paper in Cagayan Valley while the Northern Digest is a new publication.

In an interview, Architech Rolando Diwa, publisher of Northern Digest said the move is the paper’s way to support the 10 honorees to the 2013 Iddu Honor Role for Women, a recognition initiated by PIA last year.

“We at Digest wanted to make these distinguished women feel important. We gave away all our pages for their individual features, “ he said.