five stages of loss and grief

This election has inevitably allowed me to undergo the five stages of loss and grief*, beginning with the confirmation that former(ly ousted) president Joseph Estrada would be running for city mayor up until this morning’s breaking news:

COMELEC (Commision on Elections) has officially declared Estrada as Manila City Mayor.

Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. And now?  I finally stepped into the last stage: ACCEPTANCE.

I hope that instead of adding more damage to his name, he’ll consider this new position as his chance for redemption.