lungsod ng marikina 1630, 1996: 1630, corresponding to the date of founding of the municipality and 1996 as the year of approval of the city charter

rising sun: pinpoints the eastern location of the city, with each ray representing the city's fourteen barangays

two mountains: represent the Cordillera and Sierra Madre that form the Marikina Valley, transgressed by Marikina River

Roman Torch: focuses on the lofty and noble ideals for human development, for a better quality of life and symbolic of its hispanic culture and tradition

bamboo: underscores a mixture of the people's natural humility and strength of character and also puts emphasis on the transition from its agricultural past to industrial present

gear: symbolizes its industry

shoelast: represents the traditional manufacture of the city

leaves and branches: symbolize order and serenity