The NBOC is made up mainly of the senate president, speaker of the house (Davao City Representative Prospero Nograles) as well as other select members of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Based on the last tally by the NBOC, Liberal Party standard bearer Aquino III is leading by several million votes against former president Joseph Estrada.
the NBOC would be willing to extend to 12 midnight to finish the official count.
The NBOC would then dedicate the weekend to informing the winners for the proclamation on Monday, Pimentel said.
But he also said the NBOC
was tasked with tabulating the votes, not to investigate alleged fraud.
Marcos, he added, may formally question the results of the vice presidential race before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) and not the Comelec or the NBOC
Earlier, An Waray urged the Comelec, sitting as the NBOC
, to adopt a different formula to determine the number of seats to be allocated to winning groups.
Before the NBOC adjourned, Gabriela filed a manifestation questioning the number of seats allocated to them.
The proclamation of the party-list groups ended the nine-day canvassing by the NBOC for the senatorial and party-list races which began on May 9.
The NBOC will proclaim the newly elected senators along with party-list groups, according to Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon.
The proclamation is set to be held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, where the NBOC is canvassing votes for senators and party-list groups.
Camitan has earlier asked the NBOC
to proclaim the top 12 senators, saying then that the votes from the remaining COCs will not affect the ranking of the candidates who entered the magic 12.