The House of Representatives is set to honor Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach by bestowing on her the Congressional Medal of Distinction when she pays lawmakers a visit on Tuesday.

House Speaker Sonny Belmonte will lead legislators in giving Wurtzbach the highest honor the House can bestow on anyone who excels in a non-political field.

Lawmakers also hope to pass a bill to exempt Wurtzbach from paying taxes after her great contribution of ending the country's 42-year Miss Universe title drought.

"For 42 years, we have a drought, we were never able to get the Miss Universe, and so it's time that we should honor her and give her this tax exemption," Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez told ANC on Saturday.

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Rodriguez is hopeful that the bill will be passed before the Filipino-German beauty visits Congress. This, despite the House's problem on achieving quorum.

"We really have problems, but I am sure, to be able to greet and to honor Pia, we are going to therefore have a quorum," Rodriguez said.

"I truly believe that we will get the support of not only the Mindanao congressmen but also the entire Congress, and I'm sure the Senate will likewise support this," he added.

Comparing this move to the previous attempts to exempt world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao from paying taxes, Rodriguez said the magnitude of tax exemption for the reigning Miss Universe will not affect much the country's transactions unlike that of Pacquiao.

After winning the prestigious pageant, Wurtzbach reportedly has to pay P4.5 million in taxes.

"If you look at the magnitude of the exemption, well Manny Pacquiao earned $200 million and so therefore it would be about 30 percent [which is] $60 million. Now, we're only talking here of P4.5 million and it will not much affect our developments through our taxes," said Rodriguez.

Rodriguez, meanwhile, clarified that the bill for Wurtzbach's tax exemption only applies to her winnings in Miss Universe.