The City’s emblem stand for the following physical attributes and character:
Right Portion – Leyte side, where Tacloban City is located.
Left Portion – Symbolizes the province of Samar, major supplier of agricultural and marine products to the city, stabilizing its volume of business and trade.
Center – Stands for the beautiful and scenic San Juanico Strait.
Galleon – Illustrates the ship of Ferdinand Magellan who discovered the island of Limasawa where the first Christian mass was held in Philippine soils.