yellow background: represents the golden sun, which makes Cebu one of the major fruit producers in the country

Blue and Crimson Red Colors: stand for courage and valor, which characterize the Cebuanos from the time of Lapu-Lapu, down to Tupas, Leon Kilat, the revolutionaries and the Cebuano soldiers of World War II all of whom went down in Philippine history as martyrs for the cause of freedom

Magellan Cross: symbolizes the city as the cradle of Christian faith in the Far East