Shield: From the Provincial Seal of Davao Oriental where the town is located.
Blue, Red, White, & Golden-Yellow Colors: From the Philippine National Flag.
Waterfalls: Famous Aliwagwag Falls, a famous scenic spot in the Municipality.
Church: St. James Parish Church.
Ricefields : Rice farming as major industry of Cateel.
Coconut & Abaca: Major agricultural cash crops of town.
Fish: Rich aquatic resources of town.