Shield: From the Provincial Seal of Batanes where the town is located.

Four Divisions: Four (4) Barangays of Mahatao.

Circle: Unity and cooperation among the people that brought progress in the Municipality.

Church Facade: Roman Catholicism which ushered the development of education and culture among the inhabitants of the community.

Fish: "Dorado" specie which abounds during summer and provides additional income for fishermen and also attracts local and foreign tourists.

Bull Head: Cattle-raising, most important income earner of the people.

Farmland: Agricultural community.

Island: Original settlement of the ancestors of its people, derivative of its present name meaning "floating".