How Is The Airport Security Now On International Travel?

I will be traveling to Philippines on January..
Can I bring my laptop, cellphone, Ipod, or Portable DVD player with me as a handcarry?
I just heard in the recent that they have tightened the security that you cannot even bring water to the plane..
Whoa!! What else do they want us to do? Be naked in the flight, or wear some kind a suit that they provide for security purpose.
Please let me know.. I don’t want my Electronic device to be confiscated and be put in for check in baggage.
Alse please let me know what or not to bring on my handcarry luggage..
Any Experience?