red portion: stands for the bravery and heroism of its people

green portion: symbolizes agriculture that is the main industry of the city. The map stands for the city itself which is located on the shores of Lake Lanao

Sun: symbolizes the Divine providence which shines forth over the city considered today as the seal of Philippine Muslim culture

Crescent Moon: symbolizes the Muslim faith which is the predominant religion of its people, called Maranons, and its rich Arabic culture which they have preserved in spite of Spanish and American influence