Meralco electric bill April 2010

The most awaited electric bill for the month of April 2010 arrived yesterday*. And unlike other people’s rants that I read where their bills doubled, ours was just increased by a thousand pesos. Of course, it’s still too high if you think about it. Meralco is telling everyone that the increase was brought on by the El Niño phenomenon and the numerous breakdowns of the electric plants. You know, they are charging us for the repairs and maintenance and other miscellaneous items that I am sure go directly to the officials’ pockets…

I have a beef against that reason given to us by our electric provider. See, they knew beforehand that an electric crisis brought about by El Niño would happen. Meralco knew that every summer they experience a surge in the use of electricity. Why can’t they be ready beforehand? Why can’t they prepare the power plants so there will be lesser break downs? Always the unprepared…

Anyway, how’s your electric bill? Did it cause you to faint when you first saw it?

*This was supposed to be posted last April 29, 2010 but due to schedule mixes, it was only posted now. Sorry.