The Universidad de Sta. Isabel (USI) is a private Catholic Vincentian University owned and run by the Daughters of Charity in Naga City. It was established by the first five Daughters of Charity who arrived in the country in January 1868, with Bishop of Caceres, Most Rev. Francisco Gainza, OP, the founder of Colegio de Sta. Isabel (1867) through the royal order of Queen Isabella II of Spain.
On April 12, 1869, the school was inaugurated. Colegio de Sta. Isabel became the first normal school for women in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia.
Formerly Colegio de Sta. Isabel, the Universidad de Sta. Isabel achieved its university status in August 2001. The university was also the seat of the first Bicolano government in the area after the Spanish war.
The main campus of the Universidad de Sta. Isabel is located on Elias Angeles Street, Naga City. Its annex campus is located at Panganiban Drive, Naga City.
How to Get There
The province of Camarines Sur can be reached by plane within a flying time of 45 minutes. Flights are serviced by the Air Philippines (Pal Express), Zest Air, and Cebu Pacific from Manila to Naga City Airport (the capital of the province). Riding a plane is the quickest way to go to the province.
Aircon and non-aircon buses like PhilTranco, Isarog Bus Co., and Peñafrancia Bus Lines ply daily through the Quirino Highway from Manila to Naga.
You can roam around Naga City just by foot. If you don't prefer walking, tricycles and jeepneys are the main transportation. Taxis are also available. Trisikad, padyak, or manpowered tricycles are also available in areas that mostly aren't included in jeepneys and tricycles routes.
Buses, vans and jeepneys are mostly used in traveling outside the city and going to other towns of Camarines Sur. Taxis are available as well, but with double charge or price depending on your negotiation with the driver.
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