Dr Abe V Rotor
Mang Tomas' ice cream is patronized by the UST community.
Dirty ice cream - but why the clamor, the demand?
Capitalism's war on tradition, triumph of the brand.
Maligned in misnomer, yet lives in one's childhood;
what's in a name for the tastiest ice cream in the world?
Home made it started, then rode on a fancy push cart,
Indigenous and personalized, brand of Filipino art.
It is a link of tradition and modern, the old and young;
though endangered for now, it has a promise beyond?
Foreign ingredients and technology, why not our own?
from farm to home, all native from ice cream to cone.
Dirty ice cream – to redeem its name by no one but us,
take it from the old, innovation, and Mang Tomas.