Pupil front man Ely Buendia is dismayed by a blind item report started by The Buzz co-host Cristy Fermin.
According to the blind item aired on The Buzz last December 3, the scene allegedly took place in a bar in Eastwood, Quezon City. A musician was reportedly drunk and he started blurting out his sentiments against his recording company. He was also furious with the recording company for taking his band for granted.
The name of the musician was not mentioned, but all clues given obviously referred to Ely—"kapangalan ng religious leader" at "kalsadang dinadaanan sa Makati."
In a taped interview in S-Files last December 10, Ely cleared his name saying: "Na-mistake niya ako for somebody else. Araw-araw kasama ko pamilya ko. I haven't even met Cristy Fermin. For her to say na kilala niya ako--as me. I doubt it."
He then adds, "Siyempre, bad trip. Highly unlikely na ako yun!"
Ely Buendia also disputed the allegation that he is yesterday's news.
"Hindi pa naman ako dumadating sa point na pupulutin na ako sa kangkungan," he said. "I'm very, very happy with my band now. We're coming up with a theme song for Animax [a cable channel] right now. My career is on track. We're writing our materials for our next album under Sony BMG. I couldn't ask for anything more."
He continued: "Yun ang trabaho nila [entertainment writers and showbiz talk show hosts]. They have to do their jobs. Siguro walang masyadong notable na tao na i-feature. In that sense, I' m grateful."
Before becoming the front man of Pupil, Ely gained fame as the lead singer of Eraserheads, regarded as one of the best Pinoy bands in the ‘90s.