My mother-in-law showed me two Meralco bills this morning: one for our regular monthly bill and the other for the additional bill deposit that they require us to pay by November 1. We looked at each other and I know that we were thinking the same thinking: 'Is this for real? Where will I get the money for this when this is not in my budget?' After hearing on the news this morning that Meralco bills will increase due to the generation charge, this bill deposit will make a big dent on my budget. I am still waiting for the latest development and hope that the ERC will somehow stop the collection or ask Meralco to make a monthly staggered collection.