oyster: The great Jameson (pinctada maxim) variety of oyster which produces costly pearls, symbolizes how precious the province is to its people.

islets: These comprise the province of Tawi-Tawi.

Central Features: coconut tree, sailing vinta, oil derick and eucheuma laurels, all of which the main industries of the province.

year "1973": The year when the province was created.