Shield: Derived from the Provincial Seal of Benguet where the town is located.
Dam & Reservoir: At the upper left quadrant of the shield, represent Ambuklao and Binga Hydroelectric Plants.
Miner's Tools: At the upper right quadrant of the shield, stand for the rich mineral resources and the mining industry of the Municipality.
Native Basket: Locally known as "kayabang", at the lower left quadrant of the shield, represents the basket weaving and home industries of Mankayan as well as its vegetable production.
Rice Terraces: At the lower right quadrant of the shield, represent the tourist attraction of the Municipality as well as its agricultural industry.
Gong or Gansa: At the center of the shield, symbolizes the highland culture of the natives; the optimistic outlook of the people, their oneness and viability to progress.