'I am curious to know if the per diem is enough, it could be more"

Fábrega added that the mobilization per diem is not an income per se for the mayor, but rather it is a work tool that has existed since 1995.

The mayor of the capital district, José Luis Fábrega, was ironic regarding the issue of the amount he receives as travel expenses for mobilization expenses and said that from now on he will keep score to see if this sum is really enough, because it could be higher.

“From today I will take a record because I am curious to really know if that per diem It is enough for me because it could be that it is more, the brokers are not cheap. And I repeat, I have always acted transparently,” Fabrega told TVN.

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Fabrega added that the travel allowance is not an income per se for the mayorand, bell that It is a work tool that has existed since 1995.

He also said that if it were an unconstitutional issue, the nation’s attorney would have raised it, as a man of law.

The mayor stressed that the comptroller Gerardo Solís informed them this week that he would suspend the payment of travel expenses due to the fact that he initiated an investigation in this regard.
The arguments of Fábrega occur in the context that indicates that mayors receive more income than the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo.

Income results, in addition to wages, from allowances for mobilization and representation expenses that reach up to 5 thousand dollars, and meeting allowances in excess of $350.

The list is headed precisely by the mayor of the capital, José Luis Fábrega who would be earning $12,250 a month, followed by Rollyns Rodríguez from Arraiján with $10,850, followed by mayors Rolando Alexis Lee from Colón, Hector Valdes Carrasquilla of San Miguelito, all above 10 thousand dollars.

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