Baltazar “Bal” Aguon serves as the secretary-treasurer for the Guampedia Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors. He has been a member of the Board since 2013.
Aguon is an educator and producer/writer/director. He has a BA in Communications from the University of Guam, and an MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute’s Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies. For seven years he was a Health Educator for the Government of Guam Department of Health and was also an adjunct faculty in English and Communications for five and a half years at the University of Guam.
Aguon is the author of I Dos Amantes, an adaptation of the Chamorro legend of the Two Lovers. He has worked in various capacities as stage manager, script writer and set designer for a number of public events, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the XI South Pacific Games and the Guam leg of the Opening Torch Relay and Lighting Ceremony in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. He co-produced Gueran Guahan, a documentary about Guam’s experiences in World War II to the present; co-produced and co-directed I Tinituhon: Puntan yan Fu’una, a depiction of Guam’s creation story; and was a writer for Måtto Saina’ta as Hurao, a one-minute experimental film about the return of the ancient chief Hurao to modern day Guam.
Aguon also worked as a producer at PBS Guam, KGTF TV-12, Guam’s public television station, where he wrote and produced the history program I Know Guam. He is also a judge for the annual Guam International Film Festival (GIFF).
Aguon is now the sole proprietor of I Puti’on: The Star. Located at the Chamorro Village in Hagåtña, I Pution specializes in fine antique, vintage and contemporary gifts from Guam, Micronesia, the Pacific Rim and Asia.