- Fans stormed the social media accounts of Ely Buendia moments after VP Leni Robredo confirmed she would be vying for the highest position of the land
- It can be recalled that last month, the former frontman for the popular band, Eraserheads, held a Q&A session on his Twitter account
- A follower asked him if there is a chance for an Eheads reunion and he answered “if Leni runs”
- He clarified later, however, that his political views are his own and does not reflect the views of his former bandmates
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Fans stormed the social media accounts of former Eraserheads frontman, Ely Buendia, after VP Leni Robredo announced, through live stream video, that she would be running for President in next year’s elections.
The band Eraserheads rose to fame during the 90s, but still enjoys a huge following up to this day and this is even though they already disbanded in 2002, with each band member going their own separate ways.
According to a news by Rappler, last month, Ely held a Q&A session on for his followers on his Twitter account.
One of the questions that his followers posted was whether there is chance that the popular band would reunite in a concert.
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Ely answered that “if Leni runs,” indicating that such reunion would happen if “Leni,” whom many believe is VP Leni Robredo, would run.
“Pag tumakbo si Leni,” he answered in reply to the question.
This tweet later went viral, with even Sen. Francis Pangilinan, as reported by Inquirer, tweeting back that he would also watch such concert.
He clarified in a later post, however, that his political opinions are his own and does not reflect the other Eheads members’ opinions.
The band’s members, aside from Ely, include Marcus Adoro, Raimund Marasigan, and Buddy Zabala.
In the latest report of Phlippine Star, after VP Leni confirmed that she would indeed be running for President in the 2022 elections, fans and followers immediately posted messages for Ely asking him to fulfill his promise of an Eraserheads reunion.
Twitter users, as they tweeted their reaction to VP Leni’s announcement, they also included reminders for the former Eheads frontman to fulfill his promise.
Ely has yet to react on the posts asking him about the band’s reunion.
Ely Eleandre Basiño Buendia is a highly acclaimed Filipino musician. He is best known for being the frontman, vocalist, and songwriter of the legendary OPM band, Eraserheads, which has since become an integral part of Filipino popular culture. He is also the co-founder of the independent record label, Offshore Music.
In the past interview of Ely by celebrity couple, Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro, he also answered questions regarding the former legendary band, Eraserheads. When Ely was talking about their song Minsan, the singer claimed that the lyrics are "cringe-worthy" because many thought that the song was about the friendship between bandmates. Ely claimed that this was in fact not true and revealed that they were never close nor were they friends.
His answer during that interview met a huge backlash online, prompting him to pen a message explaining his statement about Eheads band members not really friends. In his message, the singer opined that he does not understand why people are hating on him for telling the truth. He also said that people should remember that it is their music that should matter. While some have reacted negatively to the singer's revelation, many netizens also defended Ely from his bashers.