No Eraserheads reunion? Robredo spox ‘disappointed’; will focus on country’s future

Published October 10, 2021, 2:17 PM

by Raymund Antonio

The spokesman of Vice President Leni Robredo may be disappointed because 90s band Eraserheads is not reuniting anytime soon but said that, for now, the focus is on the country’s future.

“As a long-time fan, can’t say I’m not disappointed. Pero sabi nga ni VP Leni, ang mahalaga, pareho ang pangarap natin para sa ating bansa (what’s important is our shared dreams for the country),” Robredo’s spokesman Barry Gutierrez tweeted on Sunday, Oct. 10.

Vice President Leni Robredo’s spokesman Barry Gutierrez (OVP)

His post was in response to a tweet by Eraserheads former frontman Ely Buendia.

“Still, hope has been the theme since Thursday, so I’ll hold on to mine for that reunion,” Gutierrez added with hashtags #TiwalaLang and #LabanLeni2022.

Around midnight on Sunday, Buendia tweeted once more about his political stand.

“I may joke about frivolous things like an old band getting back together, but I’m dead serious about our people’s future. #LetLeniLead,” he said.

This was after fans flocked to his social media on Thursday, Oct. 7, when Robredo announced her presidential bid because he once said, perhaps in jest, that there might be an Eraserheads reunion if Robredo runs as president in 2022.

READ: What would it take for the Eraserheads to reunite? Ely Buendia answers

Fans replied to Buendia’s latest tweet, saying that they’re also not joking about wanting to see the 90s band together again.

As of posting, Buendia’s tweet has 3,398 retweets, 1,159 quote tweets, and 30,500 likes.

A day before Robredo announced her candidacy, Gutierrez told his Twitter followers to “chill” then posted a link to one of Eraserheads’ songs, “Huwag Kang Matakot.”

READ: Robredo spox on VP’s announcement: ‘Chill lang tayo’; supporters to wear pink

Eraserheads, composed of bandmates Buendia, Raimund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala, and Marcus Adoro, made a name for themselves in the 90s with songs such as “Ang Huling El Bimbo,” “With A Smile,” “Pare Ko,” “Alapaap,” “Magasin,” “Spolarium,” and “Huwag Mo Nang Itanong.”

The group disbanded in 2002 after being together for 13 years.