Reynaldo Hernandez Bicol, Jr.

IJM Manila, Field Office Director

Mr. Reynaldo H. Bicol, Jr. serves as the Field Office Director for International Justice Mission (IJM) in Manila. Mr. Bicol first joined IJM in 2004 to serve as Special Counsel for Intervention of its Manila Field Office. As Special Counsel, he prosecuted child abuse and sex trafficking cases. In June 2014, Mr. Bicol assumed the position of Field Office Director of IJM Pampanga. Mr. Bicol led the Pampanga Field Office until the conclusion of if its anti-sex trafficking project in 2016 which resulted in 86% reduction of the prevalence of minors in commercial sex, which is the highest documented prevalence reduction in history. Aside from serving as Field Office Director, Mr. Bicol has also involved himself in policy reforms and national programs against human trafficking and child exploitation. He has lobbied with Congress and supported the amendment of the Philippine anti-trafficking law and sat in the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking for the crafting of implementing rules and regulations of the said law. In 2015, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III appointed Mr. Bicol to the Inter-Agency Council Against Child Pornography to represent the NGO sector. In 2016, Mr. Bicol relocated back to Manila to serve as IJM Manila’s Field Office Director. Mr. Bicol received his Bachelor of Arts Major in Legal Management, Cum Laude, in 1997, and his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Santo Tomas in 2001. He earned his Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from the Eastern University of St. David’s, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. in 2012.