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.